Mayfair

 By Joe Osborne

Mayfair: Abraham Lincoln High School Gets a Face Lift

Mayfair: Abraham Lincoln High School Gets a Face Lift

What is it that motivates or fails to motivate an adolescent to learn? Both the Pennsylvania School Board and Abraham Lincoln High School, located on Ryan and Rowland avenues, opted to explore a possible answer to this question by completely restructuring the 60-year-old building. According to project manager JCMS Inc., the renovation waves a price […]

 By Jennifer Reardon and Maria Konidaris

Lawncrest and Mayfair: Neighborhoods Tackle Absentee Landlord Problem

Lawncrest and Mayfair: Neighborhoods Tackle Absentee Landlord Problem

[vimeo 18393058] During their patrols with the Mayfair Town Watch, John Vearling and Len Roberts heard the same complaints from residents over and over again. The owners of this property did not shovel their sidewalk when it snowed. This owner failed to maintain the lawn. The renters in this household would not put their trash […]

 By Morgan Zalot and Stephen Zook

Mayfair: Community Braces for Possible Program Cuts

Mayfair: Community Braces for Possible Program Cuts

[vimeo 18393008] For Kim Wilson and her 5-year-old daughter Marian, the STARS Program housed at the John M. Perzel Community Center in Philadelphia’s Mayfair section provides a much needed support system for facing the struggles of a disability. “When you get a diagnosis for your child, there’s a whole process you go through in coming […]

 By Stephen Zook

Mayfair: A Neighborhood’s Hope for its Children

Mayfair: A Neighborhood’s Hope for its Children

[vimeo 18393020] The Mayfair Memorial Park – chained shut, empty and littered – doesn’t appear to be anything more than the reputation it has in Mayfair – a place for teenagers to get into trouble. The Mayfair Civic Association hopes to transform the small park, dedicated to fallen firefighter John Redmond, into a family playground. […]

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