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Tacony’s Dorsey Playground gets new look

City officials on Friday unveiled new play equipment, resurfaced basketball courts and other improvements at Dorsey Playground, 6501 Hegerman St., in Tacony. Sixth District Councilman Bobby Henon, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Orlando Rendon, Robb...

Bobby Henon charged in corruption indictment

Update (1/31): City Councilman Bobby Henon pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon in a small federal courtroom packed with reporters. He was released on a $50,000 recognizance bond. Dougherty and the others charges in the indictment are...

Northeast Philly native Marc Zumoff celebrates 25 years as Sixers announcer

In 1963, Marc Zumoff and his father made the trip from their Somerton home to the old Philadelphia Arena at 46th and Market streets to watch the Sixers take on the Cincinnati Royals. It...

Large apartment complex near Philadelphia Mills faces fierce opposition

Far Northeast residents showed up in force last week to oppose a plan for a 520-unit apartment complex near Philadelphia Mills Mall. City Councilman Brian O’Neill, who also expressed fierce resistance to the proposal, said...

Comcast opens retail store at Northeast Tower Center

Comcast last Friday cut a ribbon at the official opening of a new Xfinity retail store at 4640 Roosevelt Blvd., in the Northeast Tower Center. In all, 12 Xfinity stores have opened in the Philadelphia...

Northeast mourns loss of Tony Radwanski, singer and longtime city official

Tony Radwanski, an East Torresdale resident who had long stints as a city worker and popular singer at La Casa Di Lucia, died suddenly last week while at his vacation home in Boynton Beach,...

Northeast wins Public League wrestling crown

Ryan Ponce needed a little pep talk, but he was more than ready. Ponce is a 106-pound wrestler on the Northeast High School team and when his spot in the lineup came up in the...

King making presence felt in 2 sports at Northeast

David King was looking to get better in basketball. He ended up learning a whole new ballgame. King is a senior at Northeast High School, and he’s been playing basketball his entire life. Last year, he...

VA to open clinic in the Northeast

Veterans who live in Northeast Philadelphia may soon have a healthcare option closer to home. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has begun the process of establishing its first location in the Northeast. A spokesman...

Santiago shooting for success at Franklin Towne Charter

Sergio Santiago could have gotten by on just being a scorer. He wanted more, so he put in the work. Santiago is a sophomore on the Franklin Towne Charter High School basketball team and through his...
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