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Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Pennepack Baptist Church is one of the oldest houses of worship in the Commonwealth and for Fred Moore, secretary for the Northeast Philadelphia History Network, the center of what would become the Great Northeast. Amongst the sun dappled headstones of the church’s cemetery, Moore explained how and why the organization he belongs to is dedicated to preserving […]

 

Frankford: The Future Shines Bright Through Its Boys and Girls Club

Frankford: The Future Shines Bright Through Its Boys and Girls Club

The Frankford branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs opened in 1938 and has been serving the youth of Frankford ever since. “I’m 61 years old and I started coming here when I was 10 years old,” said Clarence Miller, unit director of the Frankford Boys and Girls Club. “I went to school to be a gym teacher […]

 

Frankford: Kathryn Park Cook Looks Forward to Frankford

Frankford: Kathryn Park Cook Looks Forward to Frankford

Summer will bring in a fresh start to the Frankford area, as the Frankford Friends School will welcome in a new head of the school. It will be a major shift for both students and the newcomer, Kathryn Park Cook, who currently serves as the director of innovative programs and summer programs at Moorestown Friends School. “I […]

 

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Voices in Frankford have united, stating that crime is the primary concern for their neighborhood. Many believe the next mayor of Philadelphia has a responsibility to tackle the issue, even if they don’t agree on the best candidate for the position. “Hopefully the next mayor steps in and does something because it’s only gotten worse,” […]

 

Frankford: Five Historical Sites You Don’t Know About

Frankford: Five Historical Sites You Don’t Know About

The history of Frankford is a solid foundation for an understanding of how the United States of America gained its unique heritage. Frankford serves as a gateway to the rest of Northeast Philadelphia and has a long history of commitment and perseverance. With the times changing and new waves of residents moving in to Frankford, […]

 

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

It’s impossible to talk about Northeast Philadelphia without mentioning Frankford Avenue. Known to Mayfair insiders as The Avenue, Frankford Avenue was once a thriving business district in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. Residents recall a time when Frankford Avenue was filled with retail shops, theaters and restaurants. Since then, businesses have come and gone. A […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Sculpture Gym Offers Creative Workspace for Rent

Arts & Entertainment: Sculpture Gym Offers Creative Workspace for Rent

Put away your water bottles, sneakers and hand weights and take out your paint brushes and beads. The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym on Frankford Avenue is inspiring people to take off their sweaty socks and pull on a painter’s smock. The facility opened more than two years ago when founder Darla Jackson did not have access to large-scale art […]

 

FORE! … Or Rather FIVE of Philly’s Best Public and Private Golf Courses

FORE! … Or Rather FIVE of Philly’s Best Public and Private Golf Courses

When you think of things to do in Philadelphia, golfing probably isn’t one of them. But fact is there are multiple public and private courses located within city limits. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned golfer, laid-back or looking to join a country club, these courses have something for every urban golfer. John F. ByrneGolf […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

As the rough winter of 2013-2014 gives way to warmer weather, Philadelphians and tourists alike have slowly popped up along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers like plant life getting its first glimpse of the sun after months stuck indoors or underground. To match the sense of anticipation and excitement circulating throughout the city, a number […]