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East Falls: Votes, Traffic And Zoning Occupy Community Council

East Falls: Votes, Traffic And Zoning Occupy Community Council

Candidate’s Night at the East Falls Community Council meeting, a special meeting held each year before primary and general elections, was held at at the East Falls Presbyterian Church on Vaux Street on Oct. 8. The council invites any candidates running for local, state or federal offices whose districts coincide with East Falls to make […]

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Germantown: Engaged Citizens Spend Another Evening With The Captain

Germantown: Engaged Citizens Spend Another Evening With The Captain

Police Capt. Anthony Ginaldi (pictured above) and Officer Joseph Lukaitis hosted the 39th Police District monthly Captain’s Meeting and Community Town Watch Meeting on Sept. 24 at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, a few blocks away from their station at 2201 W. Hunting Park Ave. “We blast out the meetings every month,” said Ginaldi. “We […]

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Germantown: Local Artists Gather To Promote Their Scene

Germantown: Local Artists Gather To Promote Their Scene

The Germantown Artists Roundtable held their monthly meeting Oct. 3 at the iMPerFeCT Gallery on Germantown Avenue. Germantown artists and art lovers are invited to attend this meeting to meet other local artists, share their works and discuss ways to get more attention to the arts. Paula Paul (pictured below), who has lived in Germantown […]

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Mount Airy: Construction, Transportation Headaches To Persist During Planned Bridge Overhaul

Mount Airy: Construction, Transportation Headaches To Persist During Planned Bridge Overhaul

Five months into a $12.1 million repaving project on Lincoln Drive, Mount Airy residents prepare for the rebuild of the Allens Lane Bridge, set to begin in April. Between the two projects, residents can expect to see roadway construction in their community for the next three years. “This project, and I’m sort of embarrassed to […]

 

Mount Airy: Residents Bring Concerns About Child Care Centers Directly to Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Mount Airy: Residents Bring Concerns About Child Care Centers Directly to Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Mt. Airy resident Robin Miller confronted City Councilwoman Cindy Bass in a meeting on Sept. 26 on her controversial bill to cut down on building new child care centers in the area. “I think if you really wanted to help citizens of your entire district that you would really focus on what quality there is […]

 

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery Hosts Public Performance Art

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery Hosts Public Performance Art

On a crisp Friday afternoon in Laurel Hill cemetery, just before the gates were closed to the public, a different sort of burial took place. There was no casket, no flowers and no corpse. There were only dozens of dancers from all over Philadelphia silently, solemnly dancing in a circle as part of artist Yael […]

 

Immigration: The Polish Provide Philadelphia With History

Immigration: The Polish Provide Philadelphia With History

Poland’s presence may have even preceded Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Newfoundland with the navigation of the mysterious John Scolvus, sometimes referred to as John of Kolno. While a lack of records make this a disputable claim, it is clear that the Polish have aided America since its very beginning. “The bond between Poland and […]

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Latinx: Hispanic-Owned Businesses Continue To Grow in the Greater Philadelphia Region

Latinx: Hispanic-Owned Businesses Continue To Grow in the Greater Philadelphia Region

On a national level, the Latinx baby boom is expected to increase the population by 167% in the next thirty years. With an ever growing population of about 1.6 million residents, the Latinx community in Philadelphia brings vitality not only culturally but economically. Concentrated in Hispanic-populated areas, these businesses are multiplying just as fast as […]

 

Allegheny West: Bu Bu’s Beer Deli Livelihood Threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

Allegheny West: Bu Bu’s Beer Deli Livelihood Threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

A tall, plexiglass wall barricades customers from a metropolis of beer, snacks and lottery tickets at Bu Bu Deli. The same wall functions as a locked door to owner Steve Taing’s home and family upstairs. He lives there with his 18 and 22-year old sons and wife, Lisa. Taing and his parents moved to Philadelphia […]

 

Roxborough: Inspired Community Leader Continuing a Lifetime of Activism

Roxborough: Inspired Community Leader Continuing a Lifetime of Activism

Every morning, activist the Rev. Richard Fernandez picks up the phone to call politicians’ offices. Fernandez began his activism in the 1960s while he was attending Penn University. He became involved in the civil rights movement and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “When I was in college I hitchhiked down to Montgomery (Alabama),” […]