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Northeast Philadelphia: Fox Chase Bus Loop Causes Headaches for Drivers

Northeast Philadelphia: Fox Chase Bus Loop Causes Headaches for Drivers

Jeanine Roach (right) doesn’t want to take 45 minutes to complete a 10 minute commute. However, in the area of the Fox Chase bus loop, located at the intersection of Oxford Avenue and Loney Street, that’s exactly what she and hundreds of other commuters face during rush hour. While the busy streets quickly become congested […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather

With one of the coldest winters in recent memory finally over, people all over the city of Philadelphia are looking for ways to enjoy the spring sunshine before the summer heat sets in. In the Northeast, for those seeking family friendly options or activities for those over 21, the choices are plentiful. Fox Chase Recreation Center […]

 

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Across Fox Chase, voters were out and about before the polls opened for the 2015 mayoral primary on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. While Republican city council candidates such as Matt Wolfe (pictured below in suit, with Jim Kimenour, a Democratic vice chairman in the 63rd Ward) could be found making their rounds and asking whether any registered Republicans […]

 

Far Northeast: Change in Districts Means New Representation for Some Residents

Far Northeast: Change in Districts Means New Representation for Some Residents

In 2016, Philadelphia will be going through a change. City Council districts will be changing and bringing areas under new direction and jurisdiction. The Councilmanic Districts bill, passed in 2011 by City Council, states the change to district lines, and that the new lines “shall not affect the elected members of Council during the term […]

 

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Tucked away in Northeast Philadelphia behind Fox Chase Elementary lies Fox Chase Soccer Club. From the outside, it might not appear to be much – a red and white concession stand that doubles as a meeting/trophy room with a large grass field, muddied and puddled from a combination of the rain and snow from the […]

 

Bustleton: Bengals Club Raises Enough to Break Ground on New Gymnasium

Bustleton: Bengals Club Raises Enough to Break Ground on New Gymnasium

“The dream will come true.” Those were the words of Bustleton Bengals Club gym director Vince Tarducci when describing the long process it had taken him and members of the Gym Committee to finally amass the funding to break ground on their new gymnasium. Tarducci, along with a five member Gym Committee staff that includes President Kevin […]

 

Far Northeast: Residents Want a Mayor Who Cares, and Better City Services

Far Northeast: Residents Want a Mayor Who Cares, and Better City Services

While Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, the Far Northeast section tends to stand alone. The Far Northeast is one of the bigger sections of Philadelphia, with a combined population total of 231,756 compared to Philadelphia as a whole, which has 1.5 million people. It has an average household income of $61,812.71, a poverty rate […]

 

Far Northeast: Five Historical Churches that Helped Shape the Community

Far Northeast: Five Historical Churches that Helped Shape the Community

The Far Northeast is known as an area of religious communities. It’s a place where churchgoers can admire the majestic architecture and history of some of the region’s oldest churches. Pennepack Baptist Church (above), located at 1832 Krewstown Road, was founded in 1688 by Elias Keach. It was the eighth Baptist church started in America and is currently […]

 

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

The annual Philly Beer Week festival kicked off Friday with a Philly Roller Girl led bar-hop. The tour stopped at The Grey Lodge in Mayfair with the Hammer of Glory (HOG) in tow. The hammer is the symbol of Philly Beer Week. The Grey Lodge participated in all of the previous Philly Beer Week celebrations, […]

 By Lili Zheng and Shannon Dougherty

Fox Chase: Neighborhood Yard Sale Creates Family Ties

Fox Chase: Neighborhood Yard Sale Creates Family Ties

Yard sales don’t require a yard anymore. In fact, they may not even require a house. Meet Patricia Cioccia. She’s a resident of Frankford but she’s no stranger to the folks in Fox Chase. Cioccia can be found every weekend holding a large yard sale near the 700-block of Rhawn Street. “We’re just out here […]