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    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

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PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…

    • About 40 people gave planners input at the final Central Northeast meeting

Suggestions, praise, criticism at final Central Northeast meeting

Highlights of a still-under-construction draft plan calling for strengthened commercial corridors in Fox Chase/Rockledge, Five Points and Rhawnhurst, better mass transit, and a safer Roosevelt Boulevard for all who use or…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

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Cottman Avenue a focus of Central Northeast planning discussion

When you think of Cottman Avenue west of the Roosevelt Boulevard, what do you picture? Heavy car traffic, lots of parking lots, several retail stores — many of which are vacant.…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase

Pedestrian, traffic and commercial center improvements in emerging Central Northeast plan

The Central Northeast District-level Comprehensive Plan will focus on improving three key areas: Foxchase Town Center, Five Points, and the area around Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. Residents, community and business…

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Central Northeast Planning District meeting Sept. 24

The second of three planning meetings for neighborhoods in the Central Northeast Planning District will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Northeast Regional Branch of the Free Library, 2228 Cottman…

Blood drive for Northeast Philly police officer wounded on duty

The Northeast Donor Center, 1401 Rhawn St., is one of three facilities hosting a blood drive in response to a shooting earlier this week that left Philadelphia Police Officer Edward…

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Central Northeast neighborhoods discuss demographics, employment

Nearly 80,000 people live in what the Philadelphia City Planning Commission calls the Central Northeast District, and who they are and what they do was the focus of a recent…

How can I sell my home if 2 neighbors' houses are for sale? [Real NEastate]

NEast Philly is publishing on a limited basis this week for a summer vacation. This installment of Real NEastate was originally published in summer 2012. Q: My next-door neighbor’s house is…

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Central Northeast: Lots of immigrants, transportation needs

The neighborhoods of Central Northeast Philadelphia have a growing population and twice as many immigrants as the city average, planner Michael Thompson told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday during a…

How much are closing costs to sell my home? [Real NEastate]

Q: If I sell my house in Burholme for $150,000, then how much will I have to pay in closing costs? The quote I got from the abstract company was really…

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Ryerss Museum announces middle school essay contest

The Ryerss Museum & Library on the Burholme/Fox Chase border is a site to behold, inside and out. So the staff there is extending an offer to middle school students: visit…

    • Toy drive photo by Flickr user tyner_slay

Holiday toy drives from Tartaglione, Brendan Boyle

Though stores (and maybe some of your neighbors) began decorating awhile ago, the holiday season officially began with Black Friday. And with it in full swing, politicians are announcing their holiday…

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Two charter schools take up residency at St. William's parish

The students of St. William's parish won't return this year, but the classroom bells are still ringing. After closing its doors for good in June as part of an archdiocesan-wide…

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Suspect sought in Burholme CVS robbery

For nearly a month, police in the 2nd District have been searching for the suspect who held up a Burholme CVS. On Aug. 6, an armed man robbed the pharmacy…

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Burholme man killed in West Oak Lane shooting

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed in the 7400 block of Limekiln Pike on Tuesday afternoon. A police spokesman said the victim, who has not yet been identified, was shot…

Real NEastate: What can I do if two neighbors are already selling?

Q: My next-door neighbor’s house is for sale in Burholme. If my neighbor on the other side puts her house up for sale too - which she is seriously contemplating -…

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