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Far Northeast: Change in Districts Means New Representation for Some Residents

Far Northeast: Change in Districts Means New Representation for Some Residents

In 2016, Philadelphia will be going through a change. City Council districts will be changing and bringing areas under new direction and jurisdiction. The Councilmanic Districts bill, passed in 2011 by City Council, states the change to district lines, and that the new lines “shall not affect the elected members of Council during the term […]

 

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Tucked away in Northeast Philadelphia behind Fox Chase Elementary lies Fox Chase Soccer Club. From the outside, it might not appear to be much – a red and white concession stand that doubles as a meeting/trophy room with a large grass field, muddied and puddled from a combination of the rain and snow from the […]

 

Bustleton: Bengals Club Raises Enough to Break Ground on New Gymnasium

Bustleton: Bengals Club Raises Enough to Break Ground on New Gymnasium

“The dream will come true.” Those were the words of Bustleton Bengals Club gym director Vince Tarducci when describing the long process it had taken him and members of the Gym Committee to finally amass the funding to break ground on their new gymnasium. Tarducci, along with a five member Gym Committee staff that includes President Kevin […]

 

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 […]

 

Far Northeast: Five Historical Churches that Helped Shape the Community

Far Northeast: Five Historical Churches that Helped Shape the Community

The Far Northeast is known as an area of religious communities. It’s a place where churchgoers can admire the majestic architecture and history of some of the region’s oldest churches. Pennepack Baptist Church (above), located at 1832 Krewstown Road, was founded in 1688 by Elias Keach. It was the eighth Baptist church started in America and is currently […]

 

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

The annual Philly Beer Week festival kicked off Friday with a Philly Roller Girl led bar-hop. The tour stopped at The Grey Lodge in Mayfair with the Hammer of Glory (HOG) in tow. The hammer is the symbol of Philly Beer Week. The Grey Lodge participated in all of the previous Philly Beer Week celebrations, […]

 By Lili Zheng and Shannon Dougherty

Fox Chase: Neighborhood Yard Sale Creates Family Ties

Fox Chase: Neighborhood Yard Sale Creates Family Ties

Yard sales don’t require a yard anymore. In fact, they may not even require a house. Meet Patricia Cioccia. She’s a resident of Frankford but she’s no stranger to the folks in Fox Chase. Cioccia can be found every weekend holding a large yard sale near the 700-block of Rhawn Street. “We’re just out here […]

 By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Northeast: The Carpet Shop Holds Ugly Floor Contest

Northeast: The Carpet Shop Holds Ugly Floor Contest

The Carpet Shop in Fox Chase is holding an “Ugliest Floor Contest” and will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the person with the butt-ugliest floor to help them redecorate before the holiday festivities begin. People uploaded pictures of their ugly floors to The Carpet Shop’s Facebook page until Monday. Yesterday, a “panel of […]

 By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Northeast: Local Lifestyle Blog Looks to Grow

Northeast: Local Lifestyle Blog Looks to Grow

Polished for Pennies, a fashion and lifestyle blog created by Fox Chase natives Vittoria Woodill and her sisters, is looking to grow. Woodill, a traffic reporter for CBS3, started the blog in 2011 for women who still want to look and feel good while working on a tight budget. The blog features photoshoots, style tips and […]

 By Erin M. Dungee

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

The image of the Northeast existing as a stepchild section of Philadelphia is an image that Mayfair Civic Association president Joe DeFelice said his neighborhood aimed to defy. That image and initiatives for the future are enmeshed in the hotly contested race for the Pennsylvania House 172nd District seat. One year ago, after an intense […]