Holmesburg

 

Mayfair: Northeast Philadelphia Town Watch Groups Form Dog Walker Watch Program

Mayfair: Northeast Philadelphia Town Watch Groups Form Dog Walker Watch Program

For months, residents and leaders of Mayfair and other communities in Northeast Philadelphia have been fighting for a split of the 15th Police District. Mayfair residents, like John Farrell (right), expressed their concern about the lack of police in the area. Instead of a split, the district received 30 new police officers. In the absence […]

 

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

It’s impossible to talk about Northeast Philadelphia without mentioning Frankford Avenue. Known to Mayfair insiders as The Avenue, Frankford Avenue was once a thriving business district in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. Residents recall a time when Frankford Avenue was filled with retail shops, theaters and restaurants. Since then, businesses have come and gone. A […]

 

Mayfair: “Everything I Needed Was in a Central Location,” said Dana Lambie

Mayfair: “Everything I Needed Was in a Central Location,” said Dana Lambie

Dana Lambie has been a Mayfair resident her whole life. She is actively involved in the community, serving as co-chair of Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground, as well as serving on the boards of various community organizations, like Community Care of the Northeast. Her family also owns Lambie Funeral Home. Philadelphia Neighborhoods spoke with Lambie […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Both the Delaware and Schuylkill river waterfronts are undergoing a transformation that has essentially been a century in the making. Places like Penn’s Landing and Schuylkill River Park are iconic waterfront getaways for residents seeking an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, there remains a handful of places that have stayed […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Holmesburg Civic Association Appeals Methadone Clinic on State Road

Northeast: Holmesburg Civic Association Appeals Methadone Clinic on State Road

The Holmesburg Civic Association is currently appealing the recent approval of NorthEast Treatment Center’s methadone clinic at 7520 State Rd. The city’s Zoning Board issued the approval in early May, despite the overwhelming opposition by local businesses and residents. That opposition consists of 30 appellants, made up of various civic associations in Northeast Philadelphia, as well […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

[vimeo 65465622] 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. Both neighborhoods understand that they must work in collaboration to make […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

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. With so many auto shops and other […]

 By Erin Purcell

Axis Philly: Effects of Actual Value Initiative Greater on Multiple Property Owners

Axis Philly: Effects of Actual Value Initiative Greater on Multiple Property Owners

The results of the Actual Value Initiative have created a huge variation among properties all across the city. The Office of Property Assessments establishes the value of property based on four things: the size and age of the property, a property’s location and condition, and the property’s use. The property’s use determines whether the owner […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

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 […]