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Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony is taking a business first approach while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its sense of history…. Read More
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Short dumping is a problem all over the city and has been a problem for years, but in Holmesburg it seems to be an issue that is bringing down the community.
Short dumping is the illegal act of disposing trash and debris on a street or vacant lot…. Read More
The results of the Actual Value Initiative have created a huge variation among properties all across the city.
The Friends of Pennypack Park work together to beautify the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Despite having an eye on the future, there is a particular area of the park which carries great historical significance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge, also known as the Holmesburg Bridge, was named a historical landmark by the state of Pennsylvania in October 2012.… Read More
Residents citywide are still concerned with what Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value Initiative may have in store for their neighborhoods. While some are concerned about how much their taxes may increase; others are more concerned with what services provided through the city’s operating budget would continue to be cut…. Read More
As Holmesburg, Mayfair and other neighborhoods along the Frankford Avenue business corridor work to keep methadone clinics from opening in their communities. Pennsylvania Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, held a hearing Wednesday at the Mayfair Community Center to discuss the clinics’ impact on neighborhoods and access to treatment…. Read More
Fourteen years ago, Joe Nicoletti made the decision to come back to his roots in Tacony where family settled in the 1890s from Italy. Nicoletti wanted to start a family with his wife and grow old together.
“Someone told me the neighborhood isn’t what it used to be so I decided to get involved,” Nicoletti said…. Read More
After a tree branch came crashing into the side of Sally Manners’ house at 9:30 p.m., she said she was worried to wake up this morning and find extensive damage to her home.
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“We got lucky…. Read More
More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Last weekend, neighbors marched across that very bridge to celebrate its historical marker, an honor that Fred Moore and the local community have worked so hard to achieve…. Read More
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The image of the Northeast existing as a stepchild section of Philadelphia is an image that Mayfair Civic Association president Joe DeFelice said his neighborhood aimed to defy. That image and initiatives for the future are enmeshed in the hotly contested race for the Pennsylvania House 172nd District seat…. Read More