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Frankford: Quaker School Prioritizes STEM Education for Students

Frankford: Quaker School Prioritizes STEM Education for Students

Students at Frankford Friends School know what it means to be innovative, especially in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These areas of study, coined as STEM, are the new focuses of Frankford Friends’ proposed NEST center, an area on the school’s campus that will allow students to experiment with these subjects through […]

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Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Christine DeJesus has been working as the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory coordinator for four years and she has a plethora of responsibilities. She cares strongly about the Frankford community, which is why she has devoted her time to supporting and assisting its residents, and working to solve the problems occurring in the area. DeJesus said the […]

 

Lawncrest: Refugee Program Helps Facilitate Demographic Changes in the Northeast

Lawncrest: Refugee Program Helps Facilitate Demographic Changes in the Northeast

Not a day goes by that Helen Tobin isn’t moved by the work she does. The Philadelphia-native has spent the past seven years working with and assisting refugees and immigrants from different parts of the world as part of the Welcome Home program, ran by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the Lawncrest section […]

 

Mayfair: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Mayfair: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Mayfair Related to the German Population Before the Irish. Many people wrongfully believe Mayfair is traditionally an Irish-Catholic section of Philadelphia. In fact, the earliest traces of businesses across the neighborhood were made up of mostly Germans. John F. Fluehr Sr. opened his Mayfair funeral home, still in operation today, back in 1937. Two of the […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

Mayfair: Ryan Avenue, a Gateway Into Mayfair

Mayfair: Ryan Avenue, a Gateway Into Mayfair

The busy intersection and square where Cottman and Frankford avenues meet is commonly referred to as the heart of Philadelphia’s Mayfair section. It’s where the green and white “Welcome to Mayfair” sign resides and where most people in Mayfair do their shopping, eating and of course, driving. But as is true in most situations, every […]

 

Rhawnhurst: Nonprofit Helping Students at Their Turning Point

Rhawnhurst: Nonprofit Helping Students at Their Turning Point

The entrance door on Castor Avenue swung open and Amanda Wible looked around, smiling. After spending her day behind a computer screen taking online classes at the Commonwealth Connections Academy, this was her chance to unwind. The 16-year old from the Northeast has been coming to Rhawnhurst Turning Point for about a year and a […]

 

Mayfair: Using Farmers’ Market to Help Build a Better Mayfair

Mayfair: Using Farmers’ Market to Help Build a Better Mayfair

Joe DeFelice has a mission. The chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation is using a weekly farmers’ market in the heart of Mayfair to kickstart that mission. The market will be running every Sunday through October and will offer Mayfair and neighboring Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods a chance at an intimate, local food purchasing experience. […]

 

Holmesburg: New Methadone Clinic Hosts Invite-only Open House

Holmesburg: New Methadone Clinic Hosts Invite-only Open House

Operators of The Healing Way won their battle in state court and plan to open in a few weeks at 7900 Frankford Ave. The owners invited elected officials, selected business neighbors and the Philadelphia Police Department to an ‘open house’ on Monday morning. Few actually attended. “The meeting was called due to the fact that […]

 

Mayfair: Five Places You Need To Know

Mayfair: Five Places You Need To Know

A young neighborhood by Philadelphia standards, Mayfair represents the unofficial center of Northeast Philly. A population dense and rich in small, store-front businesses, this community welcomes diversification among its populace, but yearns to maintain its collective tight-knit culture and family values. As new challenges emerge, Mayfair bonds with nearby communities to fight back. The corner […]

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