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    • Joe Hohenstein, the clerk of the Frankford Friends School board committee and a 1979 graduate, discussing expansion plans at the Sept. 9, 2010 Frankford Civic Association meeting.

Frankford Friends expansion gets neighborhood civic association OK

Updated: 9/10/10 @ 3:56 p.m. A $1.6 million expansion project that would remake the capacity of a fixture of Frankford was given approval Thursday night by the neighborhood's civic group. The…

    • The Church of the Assumption, on the 1100 block of Spring Garden, is a neighborhood landmark.

Historical Commission approves demolition of 19th-century Church of the Assumption

An almost evenly divided Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday to allow the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption, the 19th-century structure at 1123-33 Spring Garden Street. Five commission members…

The Citizens Planning Institute three-evening Pilot Course

The Citizens Planning Institute, administered through the Philadelphia Planning Commission and funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, will kick off this fall with a three-evening pilot course offered…

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Breaking: Shooting inside Kraft factory

UPDATED (Sept. 9, 11:10 p.m.) -- Suspect Yvonne Hiller turned herself into police shortly after 10 p.m. Two female employees at Kraft have died from gunshot wounds, and one male employee…

    • Matthew Morley Rusk as the title character in the Devon Theater's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running Nov. 12 to Dec. 13, 2009. Photo credit Kim Reilly, Devon Theat

Devon's 'JOSEPH' production snags five Barrymore nominations

UPDATE (10/5/10, 1:50 pm) -- The Devon Theater's production of Joseph did not win a Barrymore for any of its five nominations, but director Kim Reilly (who's currently at Act II…

    • Facebook user Chrissy Cahill Szwedowski posted this photo of Bob Scheetz donning a Santa hat in the 2006 Mayfair Thanksgiving Parade.

Friends, strangers and neighbors remember Bobby Scheetz

Many remember Bobby Scheetz for his bike rides around Wissinoming. Others might recall seeing his friendly face in Frankford's Bridget & Pratt Cafe, or walking through Northwood. No matter how you…

    • Central Delaware Advocacy Group

CDAG will weigh in on waterfront development compatibility with the Civic Vision, Master Plan

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group wants to weigh in on whether proposed developments do – or do not – fit in with the city's vision for the future of the waterfront.…

    • A deeper look at smart card process details

A deeper look at smart card process details

Documents PlanPhilly obtained from SEPTA through an open records request several weeks ago laid out a plan for implementing a new smart card fare collection system on regional rail that could…

    • Members of SPIN and Back on My Feet celebrate SPIN's successful water ice fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Back on My Feet.

SPIN donates to homeless advocacy group

Special People In the Northeast reached out last week to donate to Back on My Feet, a Center-City based nonprofit that helps homeless people prepare for a better life. Did…

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NEast Philly's comment policy

Since we've seen an increasing number of comments on NEast Philly and our Facebook page, we've decided to make our Comment Policy publicly accessible. In an effort to ensure our…

    • Don Elliott leads ZCC discussion

Zoning Code consultant to commission and public: Read this document!

The 36th monthly meeting of the Zoning Code Commission was marked by the achievement of producing a 438-page consolidated draft of the new zoning code, concern about how city council…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor 9/6-9/12

Many thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame! Now that you've nominated your choices for the Hall of Fame and the new inductees have been announced,…

Financial Perspectives: Elder care planning

  When things are going well, it is very easy to take things for granted.  Many of us are optimistic by nature or we simply do not want to face reality. …

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: We'd have a lot less work if Frankford and Wiss would just consolidate already

We actually considered ignoring this one because the mistake happens so frequently we wonder if anyone still cares. But we do, so someone else must! A deadly shooting in Frankford claimed…

    • Fairmount beekeeper Adam Schreiber tends to the bees on his roof

Keeping bees in the city

Surrounded by a swirling cloud of honeybees and smoke, a grinning Joel Eckel lifts a frame of waxy hexagons — some filled with future worker bees, others with honey — from…

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ZCC gives PCPC a zoning code walk-through

The Zoning Code Commission – which is now entering its stretch drive to complete the first code re-write in Philadelphia in half a century – presented the key elements of its…

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Teenager killed in Frankford shooting

UPDATE (Sept. 7, 9:36 a.m.) -- Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Nasiyis Malik Ingram of the 4800-block of Tackawanna Street. An 18-year-old died early Sunday morning following a shooting…

    • An aerial view of Father Judge's bigtop circus tent. Photo provided by Father Judge High School.

Photos: Police and Fire circus at Father Judge

Father Judge, along with the Retired Police, Fire & Prison Guard Association, hosted a circus Tuesday. The event was run by Philadelphia's retired civic servants as a thank you to those…

Financial Perspectives: Retirement study

  This is a special edition of Your Personal CFO in which certified financial planner and NEast Philly columnist Jim Heisler is seeking your insight on retirement planning. If you're…

    • Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Serial bank robber strikes again?

Suspected bank robber Joseph DiFalco is wanted yet again -- this time for a robbery in Mayfair. A man whom police believe to DiFalco entered the M&T Bank branch on the…

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