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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
Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project headed by the Tacony Community Development Corporation.
Alex Balloon, corridor manager of the Tacony CDC, coordinates all the activities and helps implement the projects that happen in the neighborhood…. Read More
Andrew Simonet found himself wondering who lives in the houses of Philadelphia and what stories are beyond those walls. “To be surrounded by so many people and to know so few of them is one of the weird mysteries in being in a city,” Simonet said…. 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
In a basement of a small apartment in Tacony, four mentally disabled adults were found chained to a boiler and locked behind a steel door in what Philadelphia police described the location as a “dungeon” and a “cellar” with a rotten smell…. Read More
“There’s a public neighborhood partnership in that the fire training room will double as a community room and will have public access,” he said. “We will be able to have neighborhood meetings there.”
It is estimated the new firehouse will be completed in 18 months, and for the neighbor who lives directly across the street from construction, Jennifer Andre, that may be 18 months too long…. Read More
Two years after losing the community firehouse, groundbreaking for a new LEED Silver Certified Tacony firehouse is only a month away.
The new Engine 38 firehouse, which has a proposed cost of $5.5 million, will be located in Disston Park at the corner of Magee Avenue and Keystone Street…. Read More