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Far Northeast: Residents Want a Mayor Who Cares, and Better City Services

Far Northeast: Residents Want a Mayor Who Cares, and Better City Services

While Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, the Far Northeast section tends to stand alone. The Far Northeast is one of the bigger sections of Philadelphia, with a combined population total of 231,756 compared to Philadelphia as a whole, which has 1.5 million people. It has an average household income of $61,812.71, a poverty rate […]

 

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

More than a dozen men, arms linked, spanned the Pennypack Creek. They trudged through the murky water looking for the body of a Father Judge High School student. The boy, Nicky Simonetti, 14, went missing two days earlier after he dove into the creek to save a friend, who had fallen over the waterfall created […]

 

Northeast: Bell’s Market Offers Immigrants a Taste of Home

Northeast: Bell’s Market Offers Immigrants a Taste of Home

At Bell’s Market on Bustleton Avenue, you start when you’re 14 years old and stay until you’re 80. At least that’s what workers and longtime shoppers at the stalwart international grocer of Northeast Philadelphia say. At Bell’s, the aisles are filled with the elderly, who come for the daily baked bread and Polish deli. The […]

 By Kirsten Stamn and Pamela Seaton

Bell’s Corner: Loved Ones Deal With Woman’s Death on Roosevelt Boulevard

Bell’s Corner: Loved Ones Deal With Woman’s Death on Roosevelt Boulevard

Friends and family of Theresa Drobish, who went by Terri to those close to her, are still reeling from her untimely death about a month ago.  Drobish was walking with her young son Alexander on the southbound sidewalk of Roosevelt Boulevard near Strahle Street when she was struck by a Toyota Camry that had been forced […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

It’s been some time since 27-year-old Kristy Spressark was here. She remembers the various skills she obtained when she started as a child. Although the realization has set in that once seemingly easy tasks now require more effort than she recalls. Spressark has a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels mainly found in the […]

 By Shaun Gallagher

Northeast: The Life of a Farrier

Northeast: The Life of a Farrier

Jon Weiler handles shoes–heavy stainless steel shoes–and he does custom fittings for his clients. But Weiler’s clients are huge–the horses at Pegasus Riding Academy in Bell’s Corner. Weiler’s job title is journeyman farrier and he has been fitting horses for shoes for the past 12 years. Weiler has suffered from many injuries while on the […]