Fox Chase: Pennypack Environmental Center Teaches Youth About Environmental Issues

Fox Chase: Pennypack Environmental Center Teaches Youth About Environmental Issues

The Pennypack Environmental Center is a city-owned and operated facility run by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The center, located at 8600 Verree Rd., had its official opening in 1969 and is a subdivision of Pennypack Park. It was created with the purpose of educating community members about the environment. The Pennypack Environmental Center is about 110 acres, according to Stephen Barras, a […]

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Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

The Center for Autism is the oldest treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Its Northeast location, found at 2801 Grant Ave., is approaching the end of the first part of its multi-phase renovation process. The long referral list at the Center for Autism helped fuel the renovation process, according to Alena Subacus, […]

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Bustleton: Center for Autism Addresses Learning Deficits in Autistic Community

Bustleton: Center for Autism Addresses Learning Deficits in Autistic Community

Nearing its 61-year anniversary, the Center for Autism is the oldest non-profit autism treatment center in the country. The Northeast Philadelphia center is located at 2801 Grant Ave. and has been in operation since 2009. Alena Subacus, the assistant director of the pre-K program, has worked at the center since its opening.  “The Center for Autism has been […]

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Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

With a background in performance dance, a stick-to-it mentality and a fashion sense influenced by her parents, 77-year-old Merle Weiner celebrates the fact her childhood still influences the way she runs her small consignment shop.  Located at 912 Cottman Ave., Merle’s Clothes Closet is a retail store filled with high-end clothing, jewelry and other accessories. “One woman […]

 

Somerton: Kosher Bakery Remains a Neighborhood Favorite

Somerton: Kosher Bakery Remains a Neighborhood Favorite

Hutchinson’s Bakery, located at 13032 Bustleton Ave., remains a local favorite in the Northeast after more than 25 years of operation and three location moves. The kosher bakery offers many cakes, cookies, donuts and danishes that cater to the demographic of the community. “We always have to have things with no butter, no dairy or […]

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Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s Northeast Adoption Center and Low Cost Clinic, or PAWS Northeast, is the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in the region. A team of employees, medical staff and volunteers provide low-cost care to animals in need. The adoption center, located at 1810 Grant Ave., opened two years ago in May 2014. PAWS […]

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Somerton: Five Must-Try Food Spots

Somerton: Five Must-Try Food Spots

Somerton is not your typical Philadelphia neighborhood. With Bucks County and Montgomery County at its borders, it is a part of the Northeast that feels more like the suburbs. There are a wide array of cultures, offering a plethora of places to dine at that will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. So, where does this neighborhood […]