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Latinx: Hispanic-Owned Businesses Continue To Grow in the Greater Philadelphia Region

Latinx: Hispanic-Owned Businesses Continue To Grow in the Greater Philadelphia Region

On a national level, the Latinx baby boom is expected to increase the population by 167% in the next thirty years. With an ever growing population of about 1.6 million residents, the Latinx community in Philadelphia brings vitality not only culturally but economically. Concentrated in Hispanic-populated areas, these businesses are multiplying just as fast as […]

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Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Wearing gold frilly earrings, a long, over-sized blue sweatshirt and high-waisted mom jeans, Jennifer Mota loves to experiment with bold fashion statements. At 26-years old, she is the owner and fashion designer of Hu-Huako Custom Apparel. Mota takes her business very serious; especially when it comes to making other women feel beautiful in their own […]

 

Politics: Philadelphia Protestant Home Residents Helping Encourage Statewide Change

Politics: Philadelphia Protestant Home Residents Helping Encourage Statewide Change

Since 1890, the Philadelphia Protestant Home has been welcoming residents into its doors as a non-profit senior living community tucked in Northeast Philadelphia. The facility currently holds more than 600 residents ranging from different levels of care including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. According to AARP, 65 percent of all residents living […]

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Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Lawncrest resident Rick Heydt is entering his 11th year coaching in the Fox Chase Roller Hockey league. He currently coaches the Under-16 team, but he previously directed the Under-10 and Under-8 teams as well. Although Heydt has spent most of his time behind the bench, his love for hockey goes much deeper than coaching. Heydt grew […]

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Mayfair: New Executive Director Plans To Enhance The Business Community

Mayfair: New Executive Director Plans To Enhance The Business Community

In his office located on the second-floor of the Mayfair Community Center, Marc Collazzo, 49, has been getting used to his new job. Collazzo became the executive director of the Mayfair Business Improvement District in October. He was previously the chief of staff for State Representative John Taylor for six years and also served as […]

 

Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

By now, nurse Randi Freeman knows the routine well. Sometimes it is two milligrams, other times four. It depends on the doctor’s orders. She will prick the patient experiencing an overdose with a syringe. The liquid that would more than likely save their life flows into their veins, as they lie on the gurney blue […]

 

Tacony: Community Development Starts With Cleaning Up

Tacony: Community Development Starts With Cleaning Up

Merchants along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony have started an effort to keep the entire community clean. The idea and movement began with help from the Tacony Community Development Corporation (CDC). “When a neighborhood isn’t clean, it leads to the impression that people might not care about their community and where they live, and that’s exactly […]

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Mayfair: Feeding The Northeast, One Cart At A Time

Mayfair: Feeding The Northeast, One Cart At A Time

It is just before 5 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and there are dozens lined up outside the doors of St. John Church. Some have carts, others have suitcases, while others have mere empty trash bags. When they leave the church, they all hope to hold the same thing: food. Just a couple blocks down […]

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Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Room 25 at Nazareth Academy High School in Torresdale is the center of activity for the school’s biggest event of the year: the annual Naz-A-Thon. On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. students will dance in an effort to raise money “For The Kids,” where all the money raised will go to The […]

 

Tacony: Community Makes 7000 Block of Erdrick Street Beautiful

Tacony: Community Makes 7000 Block of Erdrick Street Beautiful

The 7000 block of Erdrick Street in Tacony is anxiously awaiting to find out if it will become the city’s Most Beautiful Block. And if you speak to any of the residents, they believe they’ve got a good chance of winning the citywide contest run by the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee. Results will be announced in […]

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