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North Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s Prep Football Coach Gabriel Infante Empowers Boys to Become Men

North Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s Prep Football Coach Gabriel Infante Empowers Boys to Become Men

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School head football coach Gabriel Infante (above) holds a 41-18 record over five seasons. That includes two consecutive PIAA AAAA State Championships. He previously served as the head coach at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey and before that, was a defensive coordinator at several high school. Infante tries to make leaders […]

 

Callowhill: Community Organizations Stand Up Against The Provence

While we slowly inch closer to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announcing the location of Philadelphia’s second gaming license, opponents of the five potential locations are making themselves heard. Local real-estate mogul Bart Blatstein’s The Provence, a 424,000-square-foot entertainment project planned for the old Inquirer building at Broad and Callowhill streets is generating a lot […]

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Philadelphia presents itself as a city where artists can not only do what they love as a career, but they can also live comfortably while doing so. Without the people who help network, teach and spotlight these artists, that may not be the case. 1. Carl David (above) is the president of David David Gallery, […]

 

Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

School closings. Drug activity. Shootings. Unfortunately, news outlets in Philadelphia often primarily focus on negative events in northwest neighborhoods Logan and Olney; they only have the time and space to cover the bad stuff. However, take a drive up Broad Street and you will find communities bustling with energy, hope for improvement and the motivation […]

 By Joseph Van Dusen and Alexis Wilkinson

Manayunk: Running Club Ready for Broad Street

Manayunk: Running Club Ready for Broad Street

[vimeo 65264909]   This Sunday, just three weeks after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Philadelphia will hold its annual Broad St. Run.  On Tuesday night, more than a dozen members of the Bryn Mawr Running Co. in Manayunk met for an evening workout. For the members participating in the Broad Street Run, it was their […]

 By Stuart Robinson

Logan: Caribbean Culture Aims To Make A Name For Itself in North Philadelphia

Logan: Caribbean Culture Aims To Make A Name For Itself in North Philadelphia

Annette Kerr and Reveree Jahman had difficulties adapting to American society but were able to find an organization that allowed them to incorporate aspects of their culture into their new communities. The two Jamaicans had to adapt to an entirely new culture in the United States  while dealing with how their culture was perceived. Kerr […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, located at 2407 South Broad St., is a 43,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving the community. The center was opened in 1999 and provides a variety of services to people of all ages. Steve Cotilus,  the assistant director, explained that the community center is part of Caring People Alliance. Founded in […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo

South Philadelphia: Lucky Old Souls Plans to Open Jazz Club

South Philadelphia: Lucky Old Souls Plans to Open Jazz Club

Lucky Old Souls is a radio program, monthly concert series and soon-to-be jazz club. Lucky Old Souls was founded in 2008 by Matthew Feldman to support and promote the jazz scene throughout Philadelphia. “Lucky Old Souls is all about bringing the people and the music together,” Feldman said. A vacant building, located at 1713 McKean […]

 By Sacsheen Scott and Melissa Poe

Broad Street: Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness

Broad Street: Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness

At the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness, the main goal is to help the homeless people off the streets and into long-term homes. “We were established in 1981 to provide a safe home for those in need,” Family Advocate for Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness Deanna Marshall said. “We want to be able to help […]

 By Sacsheen Scott and Melissa Poe

Broad Street: Salvation Army Reaches Out to Japan

Broad Street: Salvation Army Reaches Out to Japan

In the wake the recent devastation in Japan, one local organization is helping to make a difference to those most affected by the tsunami. The Salvation Army Headquarters, located at 701 North Broad St., is offering a special donation fund called Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief.  The proceeds of those who contribute will go straight to those […]