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Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

South Philadelphia is not the only the neighborhood to get Philly’s famous steak sandwich. Hidden within the Northeast’s sprawling landscape of mini shopping malls you can find five cheesesteaks that rival their South Philly brethren, like, Jim’s, Geno’s, Tony Luke’s and Pat’s. Wit Or Witout Named the best cheesesteak in 2009 by Philly Magazine, Wit or […]

 

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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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 […]

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Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

It has been a decade since the 2006 demolition of much of what was once the Philadelphia State Hospital, more commonly known as Byberry. The mental health institution, established in 1906, quickly found itself in constant battle for funding among the city of Philadelphia, the state and the hospital’s staff — all, many said, at […]

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Somerton: Philadelphia State Hospital Leaves Mark On The Far Northeast

Somerton: Philadelphia State Hospital Leaves Mark On The Far Northeast

Philadelphia State Hospital, once located in the far Northeast, was built on more than 1,000 acres of land that already had a rich history. In the 1600s, the unmarked land was settled upon by English families and named it after a town in England called Bibury. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the area’s inhabitants […]

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Somerton: Lt. Joe Sroka Keeps Watch Over Engine 58 Crew

Somerton: Lt. Joe Sroka Keeps Watch Over Engine 58 Crew

Fighting fires isn’t for everyone and it wasn’t something Lt. Joe Sroka imagined himself doing. As his career approaches three full decades on the job, Sroka has spent the past 20 years as an officer in the Philadelphia Fire Department. His hard work and leadership earned the respect of his crew at Engine 58 in Somerton. “One […]

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Northeast Philadelphia: Five Places Food Lovers Might Have Missed

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Places Food Lovers Might Have Missed

Northeast Philadelphia is a unique part of the city that lends itself to a suburban feel. Somerton, Bustleton and Fox Chase businesses promise great food for people throughout the area. From Somerton’s Polish roots to Fox Chase’s German deli and Bustleton’s legendary diner, take a look at these five tasty treasures you might have missed in the […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

 

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 […]

 

Far Northeast: Children Create Fairy Tales to Learn About Russian Heritage

Far Northeast: Children Create Fairy Tales to Learn About Russian Heritage

Every child learns the alphabet at some point in his or her life, but it takes an immense amount of dedication to learn two different alphabets. At “Fairy Tale Mosaica,” a class begun by Russian Mosaica of the Multicultural Arts Exchange (MAE), children learn the Russian language. The class, held at an art studio in […]

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