NEast Links: New park for Tacony, neighborhoods under stress and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

Tacony is getting a new park. Work will start in the summer or fall on Lardner’s Point Park adjacent to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. As PlanPhilly reports, the fishing pier will be updated and tables, benches, restrooms, solar lighting and more will be added to the 4.5-acre space.

Metropolis is asking which neighborhoods have changed the most over the last decade — for better or worse. Each neighborhood was measured against the city as a whole based on household income, home values, poverty, growth or decline in population and the ratio of homeowners to renters. Ten neighborhoods fared worse when compared with the city average, including Oxford Circle into Castor Gardens, Tacony, Wissinoming and Frankford.

Fifteen local students were honored Monday in State Sen. Mike Stack’s Presidential Idol Contest. Among the winners were kindergarten through 12th-graders from Philadelphia Academy Charter School, Paley Early Learning Center, Resurrection of Our Lord, Franklin Towne Charter, Palette Arts Studio and Franklin Towne Charter High School.

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