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Mayfair: Reuniting the Community With a Playground

Mayfair: Reuniting the Community With a Playground

The Mayfair Memorial Playground is a community built park and is helping the community come together. It’s located in front of Lincoln High School on Ryan Avenue. The playground received a $80,000 grant from KaBOOM in 2011. KaBOOM is a national nonprofit that helps provide children with an active lifestyle. Every year the Friends of […]

 

Mayfair: On the Path to Eliminate Vacant Homes

Mayfair: On the Path to Eliminate Vacant Homes

Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation, was tired of driving by the vacant house on the 3400 block of Ryan Avenue on his way to work, so he decided to do something. DeFelice (below) learned about the law Act 135. Act 135 Conservatorship, a law written by State Representative John Taylor, helps to […]

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Mayfair: Collie Mills Never Wanted to Be a Tattoo Artist

Mayfair: Collie Mills Never Wanted to Be a Tattoo Artist

Collie Mills graduated from the University of Arts in Philadelphia in 2008 with a degree in illustration. Not that he ever thought he would find a career doing what he is doing. “I never wanted to be a tattoo artist.” Mills said. “It was until I started getting tattoos that really inspired me.” Mills (above) searched on […]

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Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

St. Hubert High School for Girls played its own part during the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s historic visit. Among other contributions, St. Hubert’s helped paint tiles for “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century” (above) at St. Malachy Catholic School’s new home in North Philadelphia, to honor the visit of Pope Francis to […]

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Mayfair: Mike Scotese Says, “Not Many People Know About Mayfair.” But They Should …

Mayfair: Mike Scotese Says, “Not Many People Know About Mayfair.” But They Should …

Mike Scotese, president of the Mayfair Business Association, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub and co-owner of Hop Angel Brauhaus, was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Known as “Scoats” to many of his peers, he has lived in Holme Circle, Frankford and Tacony. Scoats said the future of the Northeast neighborhood Mayfair is unpredictable because […]