At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.
Tacony was carved out of the banks of the Delaware River and the area is reflected in land records dating to the 1670s. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city.
The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.
Jalisa needs a forever home
The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.
Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.
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One of the oldest civic organizations in Northeast Philadelphia has decided to give itself a facelift. The East Torresdale Civic Association unveiled proposed changes to its 49-year-old bylaws during the group’s monthly meeting on Sept. 8.
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872