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Mayfair: Behind The Counter For 46 Years, And Counting

Mayfair: Behind The Counter For 46 Years, And Counting

Walking through the chrome-handled door at the Mayfair Diner, there is often a familiar face to greet you on the other side. Betty Woods has worked the tables here on Frankford Avenue for 46 years. “I just fell in love with it. I don’t think I could have worked in an office,” Woods said with […]

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Tacony: Businessman, Civic Leader Improving The Community In This Life And The Next

Tacony: Businessman, Civic Leader Improving The Community In This Life And The Next

Every time Joseph Sannutti steps outside his funeral home at 7101 Torresdale Ave., he stops and spends time talking with neighbors, colleagues and fellow Tacony residents. He seems to know everyone in the neighborhood. Sannutti is active member of the community both as a businessman and as a volunteer with the Tacony Civic Association. How […]

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Torresdale: Five Bars To Go Grab a Beer

Torresdale: Five Bars To Go Grab a Beer

Torresdale is like many other neighborhhoods — filled with people who work hard and like to let loose and have fun when they are done. Thankfully, no matter what your taste may be, there is a bar in Torresdale for you. Dagwood’s Pub Pride and tradition are the main focus at Dagwood’s Pub, located 4625 Linden Ave. Although North […]

 

Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Much of the area in North Philadelphia that abuts the Delaware River has been in a decades-long transition stage from manufacturing hub as factories in the neighborhoods move, leaving behind their industrial footprint. The possibility of chemical contamination in now-vacant lots means these properties, dubbed “brownfields,” must be assessed and cleaned before the lots can […]

 

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

From May 26 to June 25, the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia reported zero violent crimes, making it the only neighborhood in the city that can stake such a claim, according to a live-tracking data set compiled by the Federal Census Bureau and the Philadelphia Police Department. The working class neighborhood is tucked away in North Philadelphia, […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time Initiative Enters Phase One

Northeast Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time Initiative Enters Phase One

Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time (OST) Initiative continues to build on past programs and improve the quality of OST for children by increasing participation from non-city funded programs. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration sees improving OST programing as a pathway to improving early literacy in children and to helping reduce food insecurity, asthma and obesity among city youths. The […]

 

Fox Chase: CORA Services Arrives At Loesche Elementary School

Fox Chase: CORA Services Arrives At Loesche Elementary School

CORA Services recently expanded its out-of-school-time (OST) network in Northeast Philadelphia, bringing additional services to schools like Loesche Elementary School. Located in Fox Chase, CORA provides children with academic support, psychological services, speech and language services and school counseling. Its OST program was recently renamed YOUTHCOR, “cor” being Latin for heart and originally the intended name for […]

 

Mayfair: Donny Smith, Mayfair’s Go-To Guy

Mayfair: Donny Smith, Mayfair’s Go-To Guy

Donnie Smith shuffles his papers atop a folding table in the white cinderblock-walled multipurpose room at the Mayfair Community Center. The clock reads just after 7 o’clock. The room is about half-full of chattering residents whose volume begins to fade as Smith strokes his beard and leans back in his chair. It is the Mayfair […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — An Eclipse Party, Singing Summer Camp Concert And A Community Facing Challenges

Mayfair: This Week In The News — An Eclipse Party, Singing Summer Camp Concert And A Community Facing Challenges

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Mapping Progress in 55 Philadelphia Neighborhoods–  Next City released a report listing Mayfair among a half dozen neighborhoods “facing the greatest challenges.” The organization used census data from 2009 through 2014. (via Next City) Eclipse shines brightly […]

 

Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

The 2017 Eclipse Watch and Pinhole Viewer Craft– Monday, Aug. 21, noon. The Mayfair Arts Initiative and Mayfair CDC will co-host a crafting event for folks to construct their own “viewer” for the eclipse. Especially helpful for those people who didn’t get special “eclipse” glasses. Lincoln High School near Vista Street and Rowland Avenue.  Christmas in August– Tuesday, […]