Northeast Philadelphia

 By Stephen Zook and Morgan Zalot

Fox Chase: On the Watch Years After A Tragedy

Fox Chase: On the Watch Years After A Tragedy

When Stephen Phillips saw a group of teens brutally beating Eddie Polec to death from his doorstep and no police responded to his 911 calls for help, he and a group of community members decided something needed to be done. “You’d rather be proactive than reactive,” Phillips, who raised three children in the neighborhood, said. […]

 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 […]

 By Morgan Zalot

Frankford: Owners Look to Increase Business with Façade Improvement

Frankford: Owners Look to Increase Business with Façade Improvement

Fernando Torres has more than an aesthetic reason for wanting to improve the look of his Frankford tattoo parlor. “Cars hit the building a few times,” Torres, who also owns a women’s boutique next door to the parlor, said. “I want to get a steel structure in front to protect it.” Torres opened Mark My […]

 By Christeen Vilbrun

Northeast Philadelphia: Veterans Face High Unemployment

Northeast Philadelphia: Veterans Face High Unemployment

Imagine risking your life for the country you love by joining the military. After serving your time overseas, you come back healthy and uninjured, with a job lined up and waiting for you. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many veterans who have served our country. The reality is that some soldiers returning to […]

 By Sean Supplee and Christeen Vilbrun

Northeast Philly: Bikes Worth Every Penny in the Park

Northeast Philly: Bikes Worth Every Penny in the Park

For over 100 years Pennypack Park has provided Philadelphians with a place to do numerous activities. One can walk, jog, roller blade, play a game of baseball or simply just relax and enjoy nature. The park, which covers almost 1,400 acres, is part of the Fairmount Park system. It is one of the most popular […]

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