Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

By now, nurse Randi Freeman knows the routine well. Sometimes it is two milligrams, other times four. It depends on the doctor’s orders. She will prick the patient experiencing an overdose with a syringe. The liquid that would more than likely save their life flows into their veins, as they lie on the gurney blue […]

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Mayfair: Feeding The Northeast, One Cart At A Time

Mayfair: Feeding The Northeast, One Cart At A Time

It is just before 5 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and there are dozens lined up outside the doors of St. John Church. Some have carts, others have suitcases, while others have mere empty trash bags. When they leave the church, they all hope to hold the same thing: food. Just a couple blocks down […]

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Mayfair: Behind The Counter For 46 Years, And Counting

Mayfair: Behind The Counter For 46 Years, And Counting

Walking through the chrome-handled door at the Mayfair Diner, there is often a familiar face to greet you on the other side. Betty Woods has worked the tables here on Frankford Avenue for 46 years. “I just fell in love with it. I don’t think I could have worked in an office,” Woods said with […]

 

Mayfair: Donny Smith, Mayfair’s Go-To Guy

Mayfair: Donny Smith, Mayfair’s Go-To Guy

Donnie Smith shuffles his papers atop a folding table in the white cinderblock-walled multipurpose room at the Mayfair Community Center. The clock reads just after 7 o’clock. The room is about half-full of chattering residents whose volume begins to fade as Smith strokes his beard and leans back in his chair. It is the Mayfair […]

 

North Philadelphia: The Uptown Theater Could Become Concert Venue Again

North Philadelphia: The Uptown Theater Could Become Concert Venue Again

The Uptown Theater is undergoing renovations that could allow it to re-open as a concert venue. The theater, located on north Broad Street just north of Temple University’s main campus, hosted musical legends like the Isley Brothers, B.B. King, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye during the venues glory days. Of the $3 million raised, most […]