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U.S. Rep. Schwartz and several city and state officials broke ground Monday on a new 1.5 mile trail in Northeast Philadelphia. U.S. Rep. Schwartz and several city and state officials broke ground Monday on a new 1.5 mile trail in Northeast Philadelphia.
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Several city and state officials along with U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Monday broke ground on a new 1.5 mile trail along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia.

The Port Richmond Trail is expected to serve as a new recreation outlet for cyclists, runners and pedestrians, organizers say.

"Reconnecting Northeast Philadelphia communities with the Delaware River matters deeply to the residents of Northeast Philadelphia for both improved recreational opportunities and to build towards greater local economic development efforts," Schwartz said in a statement.

Organizers say the trail is one of the first of many planned projects they hope will spark new life to the Delaware Riverfront and to help connect the pieces of "The Circuit," which is the city's multi-use trail network.

The Circuit has 250 miles of trails through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with plans to add an additional 500 miles in the coming years, Rep. Schwartz' office said.

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