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North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

Philadelphia is struggling with a huge literacy deficit: roughly two-thirds of adults are considered low-literate and don’t maintain basic literacy skills, according to the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. In the face of this deficit, there has been an overwhelming response by both the community and institutions fighting to promote literacy in the city. The Free Library […]

 

Amateur Sports: Big Five Coaches Like On Court Skills and Off Court Character

Amateur Sports: Big Five Coaches Like On Court Skills and Off Court Character

The Big Five college basketball teams in Philadelphia – Temple, St. Joseph’s, La Salle, Pennsylvania and Villanova – each have their own strategies for how they go about evaluating a player’s talent and how to attract them to their school. It’s up to the players to decide if one of these schools fits them better than any other […]

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North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

Malik Tape, 27, is currently the sports director for the Columbia North YMCA, located at 1400 North Broad St. Tape runs a city wide program called Get Hype Philly! that promotes children’s health and development. He’s doing everything he can to give back to the city of Philadelphia. How did you get your start in the […]

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Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

As education budget cuts have spread throughout the state of Pennsylvania, building closures present a way for school districts to quickly lower their costs. In Philadelphia, a large wave of closings occurred in 2013. During this time, the School District of Philadelphia closed 23 schools to help shrink a looming financial deficit of more than […]

 

Education: YouthBuild Gives High School Dropouts A Second Chance To Succeed

Education: YouthBuild Gives High School Dropouts A Second Chance To Succeed

Jocquelyn Cain, 21, was turned away when he tried to re-enroll in his high school two years after he dropped out. He was too old. The Pennsylvania Department of Education says that only 70 percent of the students in Philadelphia public schools will graduate high school. This is well below the statewide number of 86 […]

 

Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Helen Hutchins attempted to sow wildflowers on the site at which her house sank into the earth. Hutchins’ residence was one of nearly 1,000 homes formerly located in the Logan neighborhood in an area known as the Logan Triangle. A muddle of weeds and trash now extends across the forsaken 35-acre tract of land clutched […]

 

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Regarded as one of the best high school basketball leagues in the country, the Philadelphia Catholic League presents some of the toughest competition anywhere. But for those old enough to remember the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, the basketball being played today offers a small glimpse of what once was a religion itself […]

 

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 […]

 

North Philadelphia: Temple University Club Baseball Team Enters Season Two

North Philadelphia: Temple University Club Baseball Team Enters Season Two

The spring semester of 2014 marked the final season of Division I College baseball at Temple University. After 87 seasons on the diamond, the historic program was one of seven Division I teams cut at the university for financial reasons. Now, in the fall semester of 2015, the club team at Temple looks to kick […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

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