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Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BenePhilly Mobile Office– July 18-20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.:  Find out about and enroll in various benefit programs like health insurance, disability, prescription drugs, and utility bill and tax bill assistance. Their […]

 

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Mayfair Memorial Playground, July 10-14; needs volunteers for installation of new equipment – Rowland Avenue and Vista Street Pennypack Music Festival, Wednesday, July 12; Ed Kelly Amphitheater – Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue, Philadelphia, PA […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Earth, Fire And Rain

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Earth, Fire And Rain

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Mayfair: Drug house catches fire, according to police. Materials for making designer drugs known as K2, or spice, were found. (via Fox29.com)   The Mayfair Night Market got rained out Thursday. In perhaps one of the finest consolation […]

 

Northeast: Brain Waste Drags Down Immigrants And Economy

Northeast: Brain Waste Drags Down Immigrants And Economy

All along Bustleton Avenue are businesses built by foreign-born people who came to the U.S. in pursuit of a better life. Yet many highly educated and skilled immigrants are underemployed in Northeast Philadelphia and the U.S. “Over 40 percent of immigrants in Philadelphia hold at least a bachelor’s degree,” said Nikki Pumphrey, director of strategic […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: A Home For Immigrants To Live

Northeast Philadelphia: A Home For Immigrants To Live

Since the ’80s, neighborhoods such as Bustleton, Somerton and Fox Chase have become a haven for Eastern European immigrants. Signs written in Russian can be seen throughout Bustleton Avenue, which hosts many immigrant businesses. One immigrant business featured along a strip mall at 9859 Bustleton Ave. is Palace Royal, a kosher restaurant owned by Ukrainian […]

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Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Northeast Philadelphia has become a home for small immigrant businesses. Shopping centers along Bustleton Avenue feature many thriving businesses owned by immigrants from all over the world. With his restaurant not even two months old, Georgian Bread owner Imeda Londaridze looks forward to giving customers a taste from his old country. Despite his excitement to […]

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Fox Chase: Survivor Of Danube Swabian Ethnic Cleansing Shares Her Story

Fox Chase: Survivor Of Danube Swabian Ethnic Cleansing Shares Her Story

Since the Danube Swabian Association moved to Fox Chase in 1972 it has been dedicated to passing on its Germanic culture and history, as well as honoring the memory of those lost to the ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia in the 1940s. One Danube Swabian member, 89-year-old Katharina Marx, is a survivor of ethnic cleansing. Marx […]

 

Fairmount Park: Protecting the Water Supply

Fairmount Park: Protecting the Water Supply

One of the largest urban green spaces in the nation sits right here in the City of Brotherly Love. With more than 10,000 acres of parks, trails and trees, Fairmount Park wasn’t originally created to build recreation centers with playgrounds and pools. It was created to protect the city’s water supply. To begin to understand […]

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Bustleton: Amateur Boxing Champion Punches for the Gold

Bustleton: Amateur Boxing Champion Punches for the Gold

While 15-year-old Natalie Dove awaits to defend her No. 1 junior women’s boxing ranking in the amateurs, she is focusing on her bigger dream: Winning the 2020 Olympic gold medal for her gym and country.    “It’s almost here and I am ready,” said Dove, who has been training for the gold since she was […]

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Port Richmond: Five Bars Worth Rolling Into After Work

Port Richmond: Five Bars Worth Rolling Into After Work

Port Richmond is working class stronghold nestled between Aramingo Avenue and the Delaware River. The area is filled with blue collar Philadelphians and in the tradition of working hard and then relaxing with a cold one, the watering holes are top notch. Here are some places locals grab a drink once quitting time rolls around. The […]