Holmesburg

 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 […]

 By Megan Paolini

Northeast: Tacony Town Watch Has a New President but Same Mission

Northeast: Tacony Town Watch Has a New President but Same Mission

“Ok, do a radio check,” said Paul Costello, president of the Tacony Town Watch to Sharon Weiseman, his partner for the night. Weiseman is the secretary of the Tacony Town Watch, responds and the pair start the patrol for the night. Two other cars are patrolling the streets of Tacony and Holmesburg with Costello tonight. They need to […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple

Northeast: There’s Something Buggy Going On

Northeast: There’s Something Buggy Going On

With more than 5,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing thousands of different species of insects both alive and mounted, it’s ironic the Insectarium started as an exterminator business. Ida Steer, one of the tour guides agrees and says, “We kill them down here and we keep them alive up there.” Steve Kanya created the Insectarium […]