Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News says Wissinoming fire happened in Tacony

Action News, allow us to explain (again) the very simple rule for determining whether you’re in Wissinoming or Tacony.

Robbins Street is the dividing line. North of that is Tacony. South is Wissinoming. Ta-da!


A simple glance at a map – you have one of those, right? – will show you the 5000-block of Comly Street is in Wissinoming. Not Tacony, as you reported. Hope you didn’t keep anyone’s relatives up worrying about a house fire in the wrong neighborhood.

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

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