Broad Street

 By Temple University Photojournalists

Center City: The Divine Lorraine

Center City: The Divine Lorraine

Temple University photography students focus on the fate of the long-abandoned Divine Lorraine on Broad Street. Visit the website at https://www.focusonphiladelphia.com/photoj/

 By Sacsheen Scott

North Philadelphia: Operation Silence for Life

North Philadelphia: Operation Silence for Life

Operation Silence for Life  is dedicated to getting its mission out to the public. Standing on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, members of the Cardinal Newman Center on Temple’s main campus  wore red tape over their mouths and arms holding signs such as “Your Mom Chose Life.” As students and residents of the […]

 By Lisa Hann

Is Philadelphia Safer After Increased Police Presence?

Is Philadelphia Safer After Increased Police Presence?

One year after Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Ramsey targeted nine high-crime police districts, is the city safer? Three new districts have been added to the targeted list. Can one, Police District 23rd, improve? Mayor Nutter’s five-year plan in Philadelphia contains the goal of reducing homicides citywide by 50 percent in five years. Is this achievable? […]

 By Lisa Hann

Shopping: Discount With Culture

Shopping: Discount With Culture

“Assalamu alaikum,” Jahed Chowdheury welcomes a pair of women who enter his shop with the traditional Muslim greeting meaning, “Peace be with you.” The two women are Muslim, like Chowdheury. They are black and dressed traditionally for Muslim women, in hijab. They have headscarves covering their heads, faces exposed, and they are wearing modest, loose-fitting […]