Holmesburg

 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 […]

 By Erin E. Purcell

Axis Philly: City Residents Concerned About Service Cuts

Axis Philly: City Residents Concerned About Service Cuts

[vimeo 59602369] 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. Anna Wallace Adams is the Department […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan Mcdonald

Northeast: Balance Sought Between Treatment and Neighborhoods’ Wishes on Methadone Clinics

Northeast: Balance Sought Between Treatment and Neighborhoods’ Wishes on Methadone Clinics

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. The hearing was prompted by the Healing Way Inc.’s effort to […]

 By Jessica Lopez

Northeast: Prostitution Problem Increases Along Frankford Avenue

Northeast: Prostitution Problem Increases Along Frankford Avenue

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 […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Holmesburg: Residents Cope With Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Holmesburg: Residents Cope With Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

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. (See other Philadelphia Neighborhoods coverage at @philaneighbors on Twitter at https://twitter.com/philaneighbors} “We got lucky. We had no power outages and no damage to […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Holmesburg: Historic Bridge Receives Recognition

Holmesburg: Historic Bridge Receives Recognition

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. A celebration […]

 By Erin M. Dungee

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

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. One year ago, after an intense […]

 

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

While other organizations are working to give kids something to do to stay out of trouble. the Holmesburg Boys Club has been working to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment for the past 50 years. The Holmesburg Boys Club is a local establishment located at the intersection of Ditman and Lansing […]

 By Gina Benigno

Holmesburg: Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse Supports its Community

Holmesburg: Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse Supports its Community

Brooke and Jim Higgins have traveled the world working as personal chefs and caterers for high-end clientele. Northeast native Brooke even had the experience of working under celebrity chef Todd English at his Boston restaurant, Olives. In 2003, the couple found themselves a new calling in Holmesburg in the form of a lunch truck. With […]

 By Ian Romano

Northeast: Mayfair Saw Millions in State Funding Last Decade; Neighbors Envious

Northeast: Mayfair Saw Millions in State Funding Last Decade; Neighbors Envious

About $10.6 million was funneled directly to the Mayfair Community Development Corp. since 2000, granted from the State Department of Community and Economic Development, according to its website. Much of it went into street cleaning and senior citizen programs. The document states $800,000 was used toward the Devon Theater. The same state department gave the […]