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West Passyunk: Saint Monica’s Cares For Community At All Stages of Life

West Passyunk: Saint Monica’s Cares For Community At All Stages of Life

Saint Monica’s Catholic Church, located on the corner of 17th and Ritner streets in South Philadelphia, has been serving the Catholic community for decades with weekly mass and confessions, as well as community programs that provide aid to parishioners for the entirety of their lives in the neighborhood. The parish has many organizations for community […]

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South Philadelphia: Museum Puts History Of Italian Immigration On Display

South Philadelphia: Museum Puts History Of Italian Immigration On Display

Throughout the history of the United States, many immigrants have come looking for a better life. While this country can present new opportunities, many immigrants stay grounded to their roots and are proud of their heritages. This is true for those of Italian descent who have a long history of immigration to this country. Between […]

 

South Philadelphia: Buy Nothing Group Fosters Community And Helps Neighbors Via Facebook

South Philadelphia: Buy Nothing Group Fosters Community And Helps Neighbors Via Facebook

One similarity between Bainbridge Island, WA and Philadelphia is an experimental gift economy. Hyperlocal groups are based on the concept of helping neighbors by giving items one person no longer finds useful to others who do. These groups are forming in communities all over the country. No bartering, trading or illegal activity are allowed. Philadelphia started with one […]

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South Philadelphia: Cambodian Refugee Who Became High School Principal

South Philadelphia: Cambodian Refugee Who Became High School Principal

Despite not receiving an education for much of his childhood life, Daniel Peou didn’t let that stop him from getting where he is today, the principal of Horace Furness High School. Peou grew up in Cambodia during the times of a harsh civil war and the grueling Khmer Rouge regime, so as a child there […]

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East Passyunk: Keeping the Faith In The Italian Community

East Passyunk: Keeping the Faith In The Italian Community

Nicholas Martorano is an Augustinian priest who has been the pastor at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in East Passyunk for the past 33 years. Raised in the area, he has brought the long-standing traditions of his Italian upbringing, a strong emphasis on faith and family, to enhance the quality of life for the people […]

 

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

While walking through Point Breeze, it isn’t difficult to spot The Pharmacy, a coffeehouse on the corner of 18th and Wharton streets. On its outside wall, a large orange head spouting the number “1300” can be seen, signifying the shop’s 1300 S. 18th St. address. A closer inspection reveals a sign that reads “Black and […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Neighborhood Sees Significant Progress, Lost Dog Found On 23rd Street And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Neighborhood Sees Significant Progress, Lost Dog Found On 23rd Street And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Point Breeze, Fairmount among Philly neighborhoods seeing the most progress– According to in-depth analysis of data from the U.S. census from 2009 to 2014, based on how neighborhoods had prospered from the city’s overall growth […]

 

Point Breeze: Back To School BBQ, Screen Printing Workshop And More This Week

Point Breeze: Back To School BBQ, Screen Printing Workshop And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Point Breeze this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  DIY Screen Printing Workshop– Monday, Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m., DiSilvestro Playground (1701 S. 15th St.) Free Zumbini Demo Class– Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Equilibrium Dance Academy (1802 S. Broad St.) […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day Celebration– In honor of Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day, officers and firefighters were treated to lunch and dinner at the 17th Police District station, courtesy of On Point Bistro. (via […]

 

Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Jeff Hornstein is the chair of Friends of Neighborhood Education (FONE), a coalition that organizes more than 40 “Friends of” groups, or collections of neighbors investing in their neighborhood schools. The organization serves as the education committee for the Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition, a federation of all civic associations in the city. He also served as […]