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 By Stephen Viafore and Cory Victorella

Brewerytown: Two Neighborhoods, One Community

Brewerytown: Two Neighborhoods, One Community

Brewerytown and Fairmount Community Development Corporations have been working together to restore the greater business bureau in Brewerytown. The shared goal is to institute the phrase, “two neighborhoods and one community.” The Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan was developed to help restore the neighborhood and get people living there back on their feet. The two groups recognized […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Do you ever wonder what happens to the clothes a runner sheds before he or she begins a race? Often times, the clothes will be collected and disposed of. Wasted. However, whenever Clothes-Pin is at a race, those clothes get to people in need. Clothes-Pin is a non-profit organization that was started right here in […]

 By Kimberly Cuenca

Fairmount: Art in the Open Event Allows Artists to Draw Inspiration From Nature

Fairmount: Art in the Open Event Allows Artists to Draw Inspiration From Nature

In its second year, Art in the Open offered local artists the chance to showcase their work along the banks of the Schuylkill River, as well as provided visitors the chance to partake in the creation of some of the art pieces. Deenah Loeb, co-founder of AiO, said that the four-day event, which ended Sunday, […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks and Nichole Thomas-Holder

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Tucked inside Fairmount Park just off Ridge Avenue at West Huntingdon Street hides the Robin Hood Dell East, a venerable concert venue that has been open for more than 80 years. But for many Philadelphia residents this venue better known as ‘The Dell’ remains unknown. “My first time here I spent an hour just trying […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Nonprofit Technology Resources’ headquarters on Brandywine Street in Fairmount is located in a modest building with a small storefront sign reading “NTR Computer Thrift Store.” Farther down along the building’s brick façade are arched and rectangular cutouts that have been replaced with art installations of meticulously arranged motherboards, floppy disks, computer mice and other assorted […]

 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 […]