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NE residents start planning for Philadelphia2035

Philadelphia2035 is an effort by the Planning Commission to create blueprints for future physical development of the city using input from the people who know it best — Philadelphians. 


Celebrating 100 years

Income tax became law in 1913. Some good things happened 100 years ago, too.


The girl next door

A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.


Aging is changing

In the past, nursing homes have been modeled after hospitals, not homes. Throughout the Northeast, that concept is rapidly changing. 


PSPCA continues to search for cats in Bustleton home

A Bustleton home so infested with vermin that it was declared unfit for human habitation likely won’t be demolished by the city even though the Department of Licenses and Inspections also posted it as structurally unsafe.


New law aims to prohibit all types of synthetic marijuana

Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this month signed legislation that makes it harder for the makers of synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs to dodge arrest.


Plenty of fun in the park this summer

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be giving away free water ice and pretzels on Wednesday evenings this month along with information about the creek that skirts the Lower Northeast. TTF also will conduct guided tours of the trails that cut through Tacony Creek Park.


Savage to host breakfast fundraiser at the shore

Dan Savage believes he’ll have the support of many elected officials, ward leaders and unions in his expected Democratic primary challenge next year to state Sen. Tina Tartaglione.


Cottman Beverages is back in business

Cottman Beverages has been serving the Mayfair area, neighbors say, since the late 1960s, though there was a recent three-year hiatus.


Legacy Youth Tennis program seeks players

The Legacy Youth Tennis and Education program kicked off on June 25, but there’s still time for kids to enroll at one of six sites in the Northeast.