Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Philadelphia’s City Council is attempting to pass a bill to replace the House of Correction located at 8001 State Rd., which currently houses 1,500 inmates. Plans are to replace the facility, which opened in 1927, with a building up-to-code on proper fire suppression system, an electronic cell door release for emergency evacuation situations, federally-regulated video surveillance systems […]

 

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Since it opened last June, The Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg has continued to receive some backlash from the residents living near by. The biggest problem surrounding the clinic is its location, located at 7900 Frankford Ave., just blocks away from residents and businesses. The clinic, who refused to speak with the media, is […]

 

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphians had a lot to say when asked about the upcoming mayoral race. Issues such as education, revitalization and prison reform were all topics of discussion. “Right now you have two front runners that are political heavyweights,” said city councilman Bobby Henon of the Northeast’s 6th District. “They have different stories and come from different […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Diners are a staple in Northeast Philadelphia. With so many different choices on where to eat in one area, it’s important for those diners to have a certain quality the rest don’t. Mayfair Diner Manoli Lagoudakis and his uncle bought Mayfair Diner (above), located at 7373 Frankford Avenue,in 2006. Since buying it, they have welcomed their customers […]

 

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 […]

 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 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 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 […]