Frankford

 By Kirsten Stamn and Pamela Seaton

Frankford: A Renewed Bid for Revitalization in the Neighborhood

Frankford: A Renewed Bid for Revitalization in the Neighborhood

This is a two-part look at revitalization efforts in Frankford in cooperation with our partner, neastphilly.com For the residents of Frankford, neighborhood revitalization efforts are nothing new. The once-thriving historic community has fallen on hard times and has succumbed to blight in the past few decades, evidenced by the empty storefronts, the graffiti and trash […]

 By Pamela Seaton and Kirsten Stamn

Tacony: ‘Dungeon’ Kidnapping Case Spirals into ‘Tangled Web of Horror’

Tacony: ‘Dungeon’ Kidnapping Case Spirals into ‘Tangled Web of Horror’

In a basement of a small apartment in Tacony, four mentally disabled adults were found chained to a boiler and locked behind a steel door in what Philadelphia police described the location as a “dungeon” and a “cellar” with a rotten smell. The captors—alleged ringleader Linda Ann Weston, 51, Gregory Thomas, 47, and Eddie Wright, […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Frankford: Man Keeps Local Food Cupboards Together

Frankford: Man Keeps Local Food Cupboards Together

Gwen Boyd said she cooks her best dishes for her church’s food cupboard. The smell of tomato sauce and chicken Alfredo filled the 200-year-old church grounds last Wednesday — a landmark that was once part of the Underground Railroad. But church trustees of the Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church said plates would be empty, volunteers […]

 By Alex Onkow

Kensington: Flag Football More Than Fun and Games

Kensington: Flag Football More Than Fun and Games

About six years ago, three churches and a handful of young men set up a flag football league. The purpose of the league was more than just to have fun, it was going to be an outlet for youth to interact with adults, develop faith and grow as individuals. Today, six more churches and about […]

 By Jennifer Reardon

Frankford: Celebrating 100 Years at Frankford High School

Frankford: Celebrating 100 Years at Frankford High School

Dr. Thomas Mills, the Frankford Alumni Association president, graduated from Frankford High School in 1948 with 477 other high school seniors. All but two of the 478 individuals were white males. Terry Tobin, the alumni association’s financial secretary and treasurer, graduated from Frankford High in 1962. In his first year at Frankford, he witnessed the […]

 By Morgan Zalot

Frankford: Owners Look to Increase Business with Façade Improvement

Frankford: Owners Look to Increase Business with Façade Improvement

Fernando Torres has more than an aesthetic reason for wanting to improve the look of his Frankford tattoo parlor. “Cars hit the building a few times,” Torres, who also owns a women’s boutique next door to the parlor, said. “I want to get a steel structure in front to protect it.” Torres opened Mark My […]

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