Featured Stories

Germantown: A Boxing Barber

Boxing and cutting hair don’t have much in common. The main difference between the two is that one of them pays the rent. Owner of the International Barber Federation, Roc Marshall, has a passion for […]

Economy

Northeast: Frankford Avenue Then and Now

https://vimeo.com/19579300] Frankford Avenue in Mayfair may be the heart of Northeast Philadelphia, but area employees said the street has undergone a dramatic transformation over the years. The Frankford Avenue business district, between Harbison and Solly avenues, has transformed […]

Center City

Center City: Teacher Talks Chalk

“The beauty of this idea is in its simplicity,” said David Simnick, 23, a first-year social studies teacher at Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia through the Teach for America program. “We want to […]

Center City

Center City: Hacking at Hive76

The walls of the Hive76 headquarters are lined with part bins containing all types of electronic doodads from circuit boards to transistors in a kind of organized chaos that bespeaks the organization’s Do It Yourself […]

Crime

Manayunk: A Rare Murder?

Manayunk’s pristine, almost idyllic setting is a rare place for a suspicious death, which is why many residents were shocked after hearing about the death of Ellen Rae Greenberg. Greenberg, a 27-year-old teacher at Juniata […]