By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Mayfair: Abandoned Home And Disputed Back Lot Give Neighbors Headaches

Mayfair: Abandoned Home And Disputed Back Lot Give Neighbors Headaches

On the 3400 block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair, residents are becoming increasingly concerned with the quality of their community. One boarded up home is bringing down morale and a disputed plot of land behind their homes is bringing the neighbors to a head with the Mayfair Community Development Corporation. A primary worry for residents […]

 By Liz Steinmetz

Northeast: Mayfair Granted $20,000 Towards Frankford Avenue Revitalization

Northeast: Mayfair Granted $20,000 Towards Frankford Avenue Revitalization

The 300 locally-owned businesses that line Frankford Avenue in Mayfair have been granted an opportunity to invigorate and improve their community. Although congested with outdated shops and mini-malls, community members have viewed Frankford Avenue as a hub of Mayfair, packed with mass business-appeal and potential. They claim that Frankford Avenue is overdue for structural and storefront […]

 by Kayla Devon

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

In Mayfair and Holme Circle, residents are battling brazen scrappers who are not only taking scrap metal from curbside garbage but also right from people’s yards. Scrappers are defined as those who take scrap metal from curbside garbage and recycling and sell the metal to scrap yards for a few extra bucks. Pick-up trucks with […]

 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 Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: ‘Imagining Frankford’ Mural Series Nears Completion

Northeast: ‘Imagining Frankford’ Mural Series Nears Completion

Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases. For Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, D-7th, this image of a revitalized and bustling neighborhood was at the forefront of a project she helped to initiate […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk in the Tookany/Tacony Creek Park to enjoy a fun-filled day with friends and community members. The run was used as a platform to mark the dedication […]

 By Ryan McDonald and Tiffany Goforth

Northeast: Bustleton’s Past Brought to Life at History Network Meeting

Northeast: Bustleton’s Past Brought to Life at History Network Meeting

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meets to discuss the past. This Wednesday was no different. More than a dozen members from the network came together at the historic Pennepack Baptist Church to watch a visual presentation of photographs from Charles Silker’s circa 1910 postcard collection of Bustleton. Fred Moore […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: Family Raises Money for Cancer Patients

Northeast: Family Raises Money for Cancer Patients

Saturday was a beautiful day for a lemonade stand. Sandra Stewart thanked everyone who came out to her daughter Corin’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand outside of Marinucci’s Deli on the corner of St. Vincent street and Brous avenue in Mayfair. Corin was diagnosed at the age of 5 with a malignant tumor (rhabdomyosarcoma) behind her left […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. May 18 at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024 Byberry Road. Farm to City, which will manage the market, conducted a survey to help determine the location of the next one. The effort was led by […]

 By Ryan McDonald

Northeast: Major League Bocce Coming to the Area

Northeast: Major League Bocce Coming to the Area

[vimeo 64899413] Can an organization based on garnering friendships and providing a means for people to have fun after a hard day at work be philanthropic? For Sarah DeLucas, president of Major League Bocce, the answer is yes. DeLucas said giving back to the community was something she wanted to do when her and her friends […]

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