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Veterans’ Affairs: Helping Veterans Advocate For Themselves

Veterans’ Affairs: Helping Veterans Advocate For Themselves

Philadelphia Veterans House, located at the western edge of University City, is equipped with a porch deck large enough to fit four vets. The front yard is complete with a twenty-foot tall flagpole flying the American flag and the service flags. PVH  provides an array of services for homeless and disadvantaged vets in the city. Cynthia Wilson […]

 

University City: New Irish-American Pub Finds Home On Walnut Street

University City: New Irish-American Pub Finds Home On Walnut Street

While most Irish pubs throughout the country take pride in their vast beer selection, loud disposition and flamboyant pageantry, St. Declan’s Well, on the 3100 block of Walnut Street, focuses their charm in their modesty and authenticity. Almost everything in the bar from the furniture to their wide range of dishes prepared by a first […]

 

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

In 1970, the imposing turn-of-the-century Baltimore Theater burned to the ground. With it went an adjacent naval machinery factory. A pile of charred bricks soon gave way to a secret haven for garden squatters. Situated at 47th Street and Warrington Avenue in Cedar Park, the open green space of 28,000 square feet is no longer a secret. […]

 

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

The popular coffee market in West Philadelphia is expanding in new ways as a rookie business is finding a unique method of getting their product to consumers.  Peddler Coffee, founded by Zachary James and Rich Kessler, is a mobile barista service that caters to various sections of Philadelphia—most recently, Baltimore Avenue in Cedar Park. They cruise […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places To Spend A Night For Under $15

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places To Spend A Night For Under $15

There’s a near endless bounty of ways to spend a night in the city of Brotherly Love. Fortunately, Philadelphia is also a haven for the thrifty.  Thanks to the burgeoning art scene and a pair of longstanding city staples, a night on the town can be had on a shoestring budget. Here are five places to take […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: Growing Commercial District Expanding its Arts Scene

Lancaster Avenue: Growing Commercial District Expanding its Arts Scene

After a year of successful development on Philadelphia’s historic Lancaster Avenue, the community is gearing up for another round of summer events and property developments to build upon the neighborhood’s flourishing arts and culture scene. With the warm weather approaching, organizations, People’s Emergency Center and Lancaster Avenue Business Association, have teamed up to host two […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Lancaster Avenue: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Lancaster Avenue has been the home of many exceptional people and the stage for notable historical moments. This flourishing community is filled with hidden gems and great minds looking to contribute to their community. The Blue Grotto If you’re into the color blue and you want to go see some art out in West Philadelphia, […]

 

AxisPhilly: Five Places You Need to Know

AxisPhilly: Five Places You Need to Know

AxisPhilly is a nonprofit news organization that offers in-depth reporting on matters of public interest. Specifically, AxisPhilly seeks to provide readers with original reporting using data analysis and interactive tools. The organization reports on topics like state and local governments, real estate and city tax issues. It also works on projects on local politics, neighborhoods, […]

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

This city offers artists the ability to do what they love and be able to live off of it. When it comes to art there is form and content. The form is what makes up the art and what goes into it, and the content is what the art is trying to say. Throughout the […]

 By: Gennie DePass

West Philly: Play on Philly Inspires Local Youth to be Great

West Philly: Play on Philly Inspires Local Youth to be Great

In 2011, Stanford Thompson created Play on, Philly! with the goal of changing the lives of Philadelphia youth through music. With the help of Carole Haas Gravagno and a few other dedicated musicians and sponsors, the young program has already made a major impact on the young people that have been lucky enough to go […]