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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 […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

 

Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Philadelphia’s City Council is attempting to pass a bill to replace the House of Correction located at 8001 State Rd., which currently houses 1,500 inmates. Plans are to replace the facility, which opened in 1927, with a building up-to-code on proper fire suppression system, an electronic cell door release for emergency evacuation situations, federally-regulated video surveillance systems […]

 

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 […]

 

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Since it opened last June, The Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg has continued to receive some backlash from the residents living near by. The biggest problem surrounding the clinic is its location, located at 7900 Frankford Ave., just blocks away from residents and businesses. The clinic, who refused to speak with the media, is […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphians had a lot to say when asked about the upcoming mayoral race. Issues such as education, revitalization and prison reform were all topics of discussion. “Right now you have two front runners that are political heavyweights,” said city councilman Bobby Henon of the Northeast’s 6th District. “They have different stories and come from different […]

 

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 […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Diners are a staple in Northeast Philadelphia. With so many different choices on where to eat in one area, it’s important for those diners to have a certain quality the rest don’t. Mayfair Diner Manoli Lagoudakis and his uncle bought Mayfair Diner (above), located at 7373 Frankford Avenue,in 2006. Since buying it, they have welcomed their customers […]

 

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: Same Frankford Avenue, Different Decade

Mayfair: Same Frankford Avenue, Different Decade

Ruthanne Madway, executive director of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation, and Dan Hoffman, an urban planning consultant, have worked closely with Mayfair leaders to devise a strategy for reviving Frankford Avenue, or The Avenue, it is commonly referred. A conversation about how to improve Frankford Avenue cannot occur without talking about what’s perceived to be wrong […]

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