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Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

Lawncrest: Consignment Store Owner Celebrates 31 Years of Operation

With a background in performance dance, a stick-to-it mentality and a fashion sense influenced by her parents, 77-year-old Merle Weiner celebrates the fact her childhood still influences the way she runs her small consignment shop.  Located at 912 Cottman Ave., Merle’s Clothes Closet is a retail store filled with high-end clothing, jewelry and other accessories. “One woman […]

 

Lawncrest: Ever-Changing Library Offers Knowledge to the Neighborhood

Lawncrest: Ever-Changing Library Offers Knowledge to the Neighborhood

The Lawncrest branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is making a difference in this Northeast Philadelphia community by serving as a resource for residents to get help and information about a variety of topics. Lawncrest resident Barbara Futch makes the trip to the library twice a week. “I come here for the books, I come here to […]

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Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Anita Lyndaker-Studer is the executive director of the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she moved to Philadelphia after she graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in social work and then got her master’s degree in social administration from Temple University. How did you get involved with the OCCCDA? There […]

 

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 […]

 

Lawncrest: Celebrating Community with a 4th Of July Parade For 100 Years (And Counting)

Lawncrest: Celebrating Community with a 4th Of July Parade For 100 Years (And Counting)

On a sweltering June afternoon at her Rising Sun Avenue office, Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco’s administrative assistant Kathy Wersinger received a phone call from a man living with his wife in a nearby apartment complex. He told her that he and his wife were hungry, and asked whether she had any leads on where […]

 

Lawncrest: William Conaway, Jr. Has Been A Part Of A Senior Living Center Since His Youth

Lawncrest: William Conaway, Jr. Has Been A Part Of A Senior Living Center Since His Youth

For William Conaway, Jr. (above, in blue), keeping the residents of Philadelphia Protestant Home involved in their town – and the town involved with the residents – is vital. Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPh) is a senior living center located in Lawncrest. Conaway’s official title is director of community relations. However, five minutes of walking through the […]

 

Lawncrest: Refugee Program Helps Facilitate Demographic Changes in the Northeast

Lawncrest: Refugee Program Helps Facilitate Demographic Changes in the Northeast

Not a day goes by that Helen Tobin isn’t moved by the work she does. The Philadelphia-native has spent the past seven years working with and assisting refugees and immigrants from different parts of the world as part of the Welcome Home program, ran by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the Lawncrest section […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Lawncrest Block Plagued by Murders

Northeast Philadelphia: Lawncrest Block Plagued by Murders

On Jan. 19, 2014,  the people living on the 300 block of Stevens Street in Northeast Philadelphia found themselves headlining the local news after two residents were victims of  murder. Donna Muller, 49, and her son, Richard Muller, 22, were found shot to death on the second floor of their home. Donna Muller’s daughter, Heather […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Attack Mode Boxers Advance to State Championship

Northeast: Attack Mode Boxers Advance to State Championship

Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing  sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St. The two boxers who represented the gym were Kieran “The Hitman” Hooks, 18, and Marquis Dacres, 25. Hooks competed in the 152-pound weight class and Dacres was in […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Lawncrest: PhillyRising Connects With Community

Lawncrest: PhillyRising Connects With Community

PhillyRising is relatively new to Lawncrest, a neighborhood located in the 2nd Police District. Citron said he spent time building connections within the community before launching the program on March 15, 2012. “When we did our initial mappings for possible PhillyRising neighborhoods, Frankford met all of our standard criteria but we also knew we would expand into […]