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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 […]

 

Fox Chase: Town Watch Gets Community Involved in Keeping Crime Down

Fox Chase: Town Watch Gets Community Involved in Keeping Crime Down

The Fox Chase Town Watch started in early 1995, but has gone through many changes through the years. The Town Watch began as a Friday and Saturday night patrol group. Stephen Phillips, president of the Town Watch, said after putting thousands of miles on volunteer patrol members’ cars, the group realized it’s better to have eyes […]

 

Fox Chase: The Actors’ Group Brings Broadway to Local Stage

Fox Chase: The Actors’ Group Brings Broadway to Local Stage

Fox Chase resident Joseph Laub’s love of theater began at age 5 when his parents took him to his first show in New York. “’Coco’ I think it was,” Laub said, “with Katharine Hepburn and that was awesome. I would be humming to the tunes down the street.” Laub eventually went on to major in business administration in […]

 

Fox Chase: Ryerss Mansion Preserves History Through Close Community Ties

Fox Chase: Ryerss Mansion Preserves History Through Close Community Ties

Sometimes historic sites hide within their neighborhoods. That’s been the case for Ryerss Museum & Library at 7370 Central Ave. in Burholme Park near the Fox Chase section of the city. Built and donated to Philadelphia by the Ryerss family, the mansion served as a summer home until Joseph Ryerss passed away and his son Robert moved in with […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]