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Syed Alam opens his Germantown store Rahman Body Oils, Beads and Variety every morning just as he has for the past 13 years he has owned it. In some ways, nothing much has changed over the years at the store. In other ways, everything changed last year. Alam used to run the store with his […]
They come in broken and addicted. Twelve months later, they leave as happy, productive members of society. Teen Challenge, a faith-based rehabilitation program in Germantown, is providing a place where lives are completely turned around. But there are no twelve steps to overcoming your addiction here. In fact, little focus is placed on the addiction […]
Feltonville was never a neighborhood in Philadelphia that was well known to many people outside of those who call it home until tragedy struck about two weeks ago. Now the 4500 block of North Third Street has never received more attention. A memorial for the victims of this tragedy filled with stuffed animals, candles, cards, […]
Derrick Ford is the self-proclaimed “mayor” of North Philadelphia and he is known as “Rick” in Strawberry Mansion. Not only does he work for the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, a funding source for substance abuse treatment, but he is also a licensed therapist and a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department’s “Heads Up” program, where he speaks out on the danger and reality of drugs.
In Hunting Park, a neighborhood known for drugs, police officers Matt Dydak and John Teetz claim the majority of the people involved in these criminal activities actually come from outside of the neighborhood. “It’s a shame for the people that live here. A lot of the people that come down here are drug addicts from […]
THE VIEW FROM THE POLICE The officers of the South Street police detail, located at Ninth and South streets, attended a Friday evening roll call in preparation to head out to serve and protect the area. With their helmets on and their bikes ready, the police officers are prepared for another night of interaction with […]