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 By Megan Mazza

Frankford: Community Against Illegal Recovery Houses

Frankford: Community Against Illegal Recovery Houses

[vimeo 75169677] A mix of irate, frustrated and desperate Frankford residents gathered at a recent Town Hall Meeting to discuss with State Representative James Clay, Jr. the status of legislation for illegal recovery houses in the neighborhood. After listening to Roland Lamb, director of Addiction Services for the city of Philadelphia, compare dealing with “17-year-old girls vomiting […]

 

Northeast: Convoy Philadelphia brings the Community together

Northeast: Convoy Philadelphia brings the Community together

Convoy of Hope organized a massive event known as The Convoy Philadelphia on September 14th to bring the community together and provide them services. A nonprofit organization, Convoy of Hope works across America to provide free services, such as providing groceries, clothes and haircuts. At Convoy Philadelphia, which was hosted at Harding Middle School in […]

 

Frankford: Globe Dye Works Will Hold Exhibit in October

Frankford: Globe Dye Works Will Hold Exhibit in October

Inside the Globe Dye Works are the remains of huge machines and the floor space of a factory used to dye yarn. Today, it is home to the studio space of various local artists working on paintings, sculptures, and various other projects. Globe Dye Works will hold an exhibit called the Global Intersection 2013 from October […]

 By Matthew Hulmes and Megan E. Mazza

Frankford: Construction conflicts with Memorial Site

Frankford: Construction conflicts with Memorial Site

A transgender woman was murdered one year ago, on September 3, 2012, in the woods by Adams Avenue in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia. Today, there are still people searching for answers to the unsolved murder of Kyra Cordova. A memorial comprised of signs and posters explaining what happened to Cordova, as well as candles […]

 By Haniyyah B. Sharpe

Northeast: Frankford Catholics Worried about Parish Merger’s Impact on Community

Northeast: Frankford Catholics Worried about Parish Merger’s Impact on Community

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel last Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as the congregation prepared to bid farewell to the church and a pillar in the community. The oldest Catholic parish in Northeast Philadelphia, St. […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Frankford News Gets Prominent Display with ‘The Digital Ave’

Northeast: Frankford News Gets Prominent Display with ‘The Digital Ave’

In a world where news is becoming increasingly digitized, how do individuals who don’t have regular access to the Internet stay in the loop? Bob and Jim Smiley of The Frankford Gazette provide The Digital Ave as one answer. The Digital Ave is a storefront projection that provides a live update of headlines and tweets via The Frankford […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: ‘Imagining Frankford’ Mural Series Nears Completion

Northeast: ‘Imagining Frankford’ Mural Series Nears Completion

Picture a neighborhood, revitalized and colorful. Picture a neighborhood that highlights its past, while looking toward the future. And picture a neighborhood that makes use of its barren landscapes as canvases. For Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, D-7th, this image of a revitalized and bustling neighborhood was at the forefront of a project she helped to initiate […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: Frankford Transportation Center Could Become a Community Hub

Northeast: Frankford Transportation Center Could Become a Community Hub

In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she proposed supporting neighborhoods’ use of community-based initiatives. Fast-forward 50 years, and urban planners are taking her observations into serious consideration, as evidenced by the city’s comprehensive plan,  Philadelphia2035, to play up individual neighborhoods’ strengths and improve upon their obstacles to connectivity and access. […]

 By Ryan McDonald and Tiffany Goforth

Northeast: Frankford Civic Association Mulls Methadone Treatment Facilities

Northeast: Frankford Civic Association Mulls Methadone Treatment Facilities

The Frankford Civic Association held a public meeting this week at Aria Health – Frankford Campus to address the concerns of residents about the proposed building of methadone clinics in the neighborhood. The meeting was a follow-up to a hearing at the Mayfair Community Center that was held by Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-172nd, to discuss the potential impact […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Frankford: Looking At PhillyRising One Year Later

Frankford: Looking At PhillyRising One Year Later

Vacant buildings have become spaces for art galleries, overgrown brush in parks has been trimmed, vacant lots have been cleared from short dumping and victory gardens at local schools have been planted since PhillyRising first took roots in the revitalization efforts in Frankford last year. PhillyRising originally began as a pilot program in 2010 and […]