Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

It was 8:40 a.m. on a recent sunny, spring-like day. In addition to the birds chirping, chatter could be heard as a line from the front of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church wrapped around Sackett Street onto Tyson Avenue. Many were gathering and waiting for the Feast of Justice’s Community Cupboard to open. Feast of […]

 

Oxford Circle: With New Curriculum At Carnell, Students Focus On Solutions

Oxford Circle: With New Curriculum At Carnell, Students Focus On Solutions

Laura H. Carnell Elementary School was one of four schools given approval by the School District of Philadelphia to redesign the academic structure of their school. The other schools are Chester Arthur Elementary, Jenks Academy for the Arts & Science and Tilden Middle School. Project Based Learning (PBL), through the national curriculum organization Expeditionary Learning (EL), is […]

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Oxford Circle: PAL Helps Neighborhood Youth Succeed

Oxford Circle: PAL Helps Neighborhood Youth Succeed

The Oxford Circle Police Athletic League is part of a nonprofit organization that seeks to build relationships between police officers and children within the neighborhood. Its goal is to keep kids off the street and to give them a safe place to come and have fun while learning valuable life lessons. Three years ago, Officer Bruno Estevez […]

 By Ashley Shackelford and Claire Voeglein

Burholme: André Porter Helps Create Community with ‘Where Itz At’ Radio

Burholme: André Porter Helps Create Community with ‘Where Itz At’ Radio

Hunched over the rectangular fold-up table in the back corner of Chase’s Hop Shop, 35-year-old Jamaican immigrant André Porter carefully adjusted the position of his laptop, its stand, and the soundboard in preparation for his two-hour radio show called “Where Itz At.” This episode of the biweekly, live broadcast happened to fall on the same […]

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Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Anita Lyndaker-Studer is the executive director of the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she moved to Philadelphia after she graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in social work and then got her master’s degree in social administration from Temple University. How did you get involved with the OCCCDA? There […]

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Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Philadelphia is a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. This diversity gives the bars and restaurants their own special type of character and spunk. No two places are the same and here are a few that embody what the Northeast is all about.   Tio Pepe Tio Pepe is a Portuguese-owned bar/restaurant that draws a variety of […]