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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

Charges filed for death of Somerton man found in Schuylkill River

Three people have been charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of a Somerton man whose body was pulled from the Schuylkill River earlier this week. Francis Zarzycki of Somerton was…

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Teenaged Somerton shooting victim was killed by friend

As police initially indicated, the Aug. 19 shooting that left Daquan Crump dead at a Somerton construction site was personal. Crump's body was discovered riddled with bullets in a work zone…

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Report: Somerton homicide 'very personal'

The shooting that left a 19-year-old dead at a Somerton construction site is likely personal, according to reports about the nature of Monday morning's events. Daquan Crump, 19, was found dead…

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Northeast Philly families get help from up-and-coming programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. T wo programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through…

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'Welcome to Somerton' sign stolen again

A sign welcoming people to Somerton has been stolen for the second time since it was installed about six months ago. The "Welcome to Somerton" sign at Trevose Road and Bustleton…

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Somerton red-light camera to be activated Monday

Northeast Philadelphia will have a dozen red-light camera intersections as of 12:01 a.m. Monday. The cameras at Byberry and Worthing roads will be activated then, kicking off a 45-day warning period.…

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Holmesburg, Somerton get citywide spotlight

NEast Philly reports on neighborhoods like Holmesburg and Somerton every day. But it's a much rarer occasion to see Northeast Philly neighborhoods get citywide attention. But both got the chance this…

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Missing Somerton dog reunited with owners [updated]

UPDATE May 28, 2013: Champ was taken in by a family in the neighborhood, and was returned to his very grateful owners over the weekend. Original report May 15, 2013: Champ…

Where should I look for $100k homes in Northeast Philadelphia? [Real NEastate]

Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.”…

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Major League Bocce brings game to Northeast Philly [video]

Can an organization based on making friends and providing a means for people to have fun after a hard day at work be philanthropic? For Sarah DeLucas, president of Major League…

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New playground at Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [photos]

Somerton was full of excitement and emotion Thursday as the neighborhood celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new playground at the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center [map]. Councilman…

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UPDATED Philadelphia Academy Charter School expects renewal, hopes for expansion [video]

Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will "not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year…

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Somerton couple fights charges filed for sending daughter to Montco school

A Somerton couple is giving up the fight that began last summer when they were charged with faking their residency to send their daughter to school in Montgomery County. Hamlet and…

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MaST has thousands of applicants, 200 spots for students

Chrissy Poper has been trying to get her eight-year old daughter into popular MaST Community Charter School in Somerton for the past three years. But with parent demand far outpacing the…

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Interactive map: Percentage of Philadelphia students who attend their neighborhood elementary schools

In the Far Northeast, within city lines but long its own sprawling world, the traditional neighborhood public elementary school remains a popular option for families with young children. Take William H.…

Why didn't the seller take my offer? [Real NEastate redux]

Realtor Stacey McCarthy will return next week with a new column. This column was originally published in March 2012. Q: A few months ago I found a house in Somerton that…

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7th District burglary alert: Public storage units targeted

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District has issued an alert to those who use public storage units to take caution, as units in the district have been burglarized. Centers in…

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Teva Pharmaceuticals nixes plan for Somerton distribution center

Teva's North American distribution center was one of the largest developments on the horizon for Philadelphia. The new facility at 1 Red Lion Rd. in Somerton was supposed to be huge…

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