Fairmount

 By Sarah Schu and Nick Vadala

Fairmount: New Skills, New Life

Fairmount: New Skills, New Life

Nonprofit Technology Resources (NTR) located on the 1500 block of Brandywine Street strives to provide low-cost computers to Philadelphians while also changing lives. A couple years ago, Melvin Bonilla, 24, of Kensington was a stressed out individual who quit his job and turned to drug dealing to pay the bills. A giant leap from where […]

 By Megan Douress

Fairmount: Art in the Open Festival

Fairmount: Art in the Open Festival

For the first time, Philadelphia hosted an outdoor art festival by the name of “Art in the Open.” From June 9-12, the festival allowed artists from various areas, mainly the Philadelphia region, to create, display and encourage bystanders to participate in their projects outdoors. The three mile long festival extended from the Philadelphia Water Works […]

 By Michelle Welk

Fairmount: An Unlikely Reunion of Guards and Inmates

Fairmount: An Unlikely Reunion of Guards and Inmates

“I had a thing for stealing cars,” Wesley Boyd declared. The crowd, mostly tourists with disposable cameras, laughed. His favorite? “1964 Mustang.” Boyd, along with several others seated beside him on the platform, was once a resident– of the involuntary sort– at Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue. While most people would be reluctant to […]