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Police in the 15th District are looking for the man who assaulted a woman in Wissinoming early in the morning on April 8.
According to the police report, a woman was walking along the 5700-block of Frankford Avenue from the Frankford Transportation Center around 3:45 a.m. when a man tried to have a conversation with her. continue reading »
Johnny Leach, of the 6000-block of Ditman Street, will spend time in prison for a straw purchase. Image/Google Maps
Wissinoming resident Johnny Leach, 20, will spend at least two years in prison for his participation in a straw purchase, in which he illegally acquired a gun in exchange for erasing an acquaintance’s drug debt.
From the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office: continue reading »
Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub and Hop Angel Brauhaus, kicks off 2011 Philly Beer Week with the Hammer of Glory. Photo/Gina Benigno
Homebrewing might be popular, but there’s still plenty of space in people’s hearts for good old-fashioned bars.
And Draft magazine is celebrating them. The magazine came out with its list of the country’s 100 best beer bars recently, broken down by region. Not only are four Philadelphia bars on the list, Northeast Philly’s Grey Lodge Pub is one of them. continue reading »
Frankford Arsenal developer Mark Hankin (left) with Sen. Bob Casey (center) and 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon. NewsWorks photo/Kevin McCorry
At the height of World War II, the Frankford Arsenal produced more small- and medium-caliber ammunition than any other place in the world.
Now, after years of false starts, it’s lined up to become a $90 million retail shopping megaplex that promises to bring 900 new jobs to the area.
But, there’s just one more snag. continue reading »
Police in the Special Victims Unit have identified an attempted luring pattern in Frankford and Wissinoming over a 10-day period this month.
All the complainants are children between the ages of 11 and 13, and were walking home from Harding Middle School at the time of the alleged lurings. continue reading »
Plaques honoring the five new Hall of Fame members line a wall in Holy Family’s Education & Technology Center. Photo/Shannon McDonald
More than 200 people opted to spend a sunny Sunday indoors for what, for many, was an emotional Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“The average Philadelphian probably doesn’t think of ‘Northeast Philadelphia’ and ‘history’ in the same sentence,” Hall of Fame project director Jack McCarthy said as he took the microphone inside Holy Family University’s Education and Technology Center.
Since 2009, that’s what the Hall of Fame ceremonies have aimed to do – get people thinking about the Northeast’s history and how its major players have impacted not just the region, but the city, and even beyond the country. Some of the 2012 inductees have had a global impact. continue reading »
Nearly two dozen animals were removed from a Wissinoming home last week and their owners were charged with animal cruelty.
It’s not a headline anyone wants to see, but CBS3 added insult to injury when it mis-reported the neighborhood. Though the 4300-block of Benner Street is blocks below the official Wissinoming/Mayfair border of Robbins Street, and off the beaten path of Frankford Avenue that the Mayfair Civic Association lays claim to, the station seemingly didn’t bother to properly identify the location, letting Mayfair take the fall. continue reading »
Lea, Adam and Princess and Bostick perform in their Wissinoming home for the “This Town is a Mystery” series. Photo/Lucia Volpe
This is the second of a two-part series on Northeast Philadelphia families participating in This Town is a Mystery. The first part featured the McQueen family of Tacony.
Imagine welcoming complete strangers into your home and sharing your most personal stories with them.
Twice a week the Bostick family, of the 6100-block of Hegerman Street in Wissinoming, has done just that. Their performance is one of four that made up This Town is a Mystery, a showcase that explored the untold stories of households in Philadelphia. continue reading »
Updated: A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein’s in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can’t fault them for this one.
People love Stein Florist.
The Frankford Avenue flower shop and its eye-catching sign have been written up by written up by architecture columnist Inga Saffron and made a cameo in the movie Mancation.
Stein got some more love over the weekend from Naked Philly. Too bad Mayfair got the credit. continue reading »
Q: There are so many row homes for sale in Northeast Philly. I do not like row homes or twins. I want to live in a single home. Where can I find single homes for sale in Northeast Philadelphia for under $200,000? Where are the best priced singles? Where are the highest?
A: There are 247 active listings for single homes spread out throughout the Northeast. These listings range from 2-bedroom homes to 6-bedroom homes. Of these homes, 62 are listed under $200,000. continue reading »