Mayfair

 By Jen Klimowicz and Saleem Ahmed

Northeast: All Giggles in Mayfair this Valentine’s Day

Northeast: All Giggles in Mayfair this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the aisles of Giggles Gifts in Mayfair are overflowing with pink and red. Candy, stuffed animals and jewelry are the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts at the store, said Rosemary Veneziale. She owns the gift shop on Frankford and Bleigh avenues with her husband Joe. The store […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple and Shaun Gallagher

Mayfair: Steuben Parade

Mayfair: Steuben Parade

To the typical American, schnitzel, David Hasselhoff and glockenspiel are what define German culture. But there is much more to this culture than just sausage and former hunky lifeguards. First and foremost there is Oktoberfest, a celebration throughout the world that originated in Germany. Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted the people of his country […]

 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

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 outside at […]

 By Morgan Zalot and Stephen Zook

Mayfair: Community Braces for Possible Program Cuts

Mayfair: Community Braces for Possible Program Cuts

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 to terms […]

 By Stephen Zook

Mayfair: A Neighborhood’s Hope for its Children

Mayfair: A Neighborhood’s Hope for its Children

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. One major […]

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