Fox Chase

 By Matthew Flowers and Maryline Dossou

Fox Chase: Military Veteran Honored After 33 Years

Fox Chase: Military Veteran Honored After 33 Years

Marita McNichol was awarded with the American flag in honor of her father who died after serving in World War II. Francis P. McNichol, who served in the Navy during World War II, died 33 years ago and was overlooked for receiving an American flag at his funeral. During a military funeral, members who died […]

 By Maryline Dossou

Northeast Philadelphia: Residents Take Action Against Bill Proposing to Legalize Bandit Signs

On Jan. 26, Councilman Curtis Jones, D-4th, formally introduced a bill, No. 120017, that would legalize the bandit signs that have been littering the streets and creating blight in the neighborhoods. The bill was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, D-3rd. “I can’t figure it out,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th. “We’re trying to do everything […]

 By Pamela Seaton and Kirsten Stamn

Northeast: Three Republican Candidates Fight for Council Seats

Northeast: Three Republican Candidates Fight for Council Seats

With the fall election season underway seven City Council At-Large candidates came together recently at the WHYY studio for a political debate that, considering the stakes of the upcoming election, was a testament to measured, thoughtful politics. With seven participants in attendance – five Republicans and two Democrats – the debate covered everything from Occupy […]

 By Megan Paolini

Northeast: 172nd District Residents Speak Out

Northeast: 172nd District Residents Speak Out

After John Perzel, the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, was charged with misusing public funds, he lost the seat he had held for more than 30 years in the 172nd district to Democrat Kevin Boyle. Despite the scandal surrounding Perzel, people are divided about whether a powerful politician was better than a new representative […]

 By Tom Rowan Jr. and Gail Austin

Northeast: Religious Group Takes Action Against Gun Violence

Northeast: Religious Group Takes Action Against Gun Violence

It is early morning. Mennonite Pastor J. Fred Kauffman is handcuffed, standing in a dingy holding cell between Spring Garden Avenue and Ninth Street, divulging his personal information to a judge through closed-circuit TV. “What are you in for?” the judge asks. “Oh, I was sitting in front of Colosimo’s [Gun Center].” “Oh, really? You were […]

 By Andy Sharpe

Fox Chase: Transit-Oriented Development

Fox Chase: Transit-Oriented Development

One of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station, and the businesses that surround it. Because of the amount of people who use the train station, and the thriving neighborhood around it, many believe Fox Chase is a great example of transit-oriented development and has the […]

 By Tom Rowan Jr.

Fox Chase: Krispy Kreme Returns to Philadelphia

Fox Chase: Krispy Kreme Returns to Philadelphia

On the main street of a little neighborhood sitting on the edge of Philadelphia’s border bleeding into suburbia, a once-popular pastry factory is resurrecting its namesake and the hot glazed doughnut. Standing underneath the “HOT NOW” sign on the front lawn, standing amid gorging customers on a fall morning on Nov. 9, the store’s owners […]