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Logan Square: Peace Advocate Empowers Others To Protest Immigration Order

Logan Square: Peace Advocate Empowers Others To Protest Immigration Order

Kerri Kennedy is the associate general secretary for international programs at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) located on Cherry Street in Logan Square. While AFSC does not normally stage protests, Kennedy and the agency organized the Philadelphia March for Humanity on Feb. 3 to express disapproval of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority […]

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Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is full of parks and lush gardens that make it easy to forget it’s a large city on the East Coast. Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital and Logan Square are three neighborhoods within walking distance of each other and include some of the most walker- and biker-friendly areas in Center City. They’re home to some of the […]

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Logan Square: “Like Living and Having a Classroom Outside of The Classroom”

Logan Square: “Like Living and Having a Classroom Outside of The Classroom”

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association is an all-volunteer community organization comprised of residents and organizations in the Logan Square area who hope to keep the area a beautiful and safe place to live and visit. In order for the organization to run smoothly, it needs strong leaders who can recognize the needs of the community. […]

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Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square has experienced a recent construction boom, which has created many road closures and traffic detours, but also a hope of renewal for the city’s infrastructure. Many projects have been started in recent months, including the I-676 Vine Street Expressway project that expands through a great deal of tourist sites including The Franklin Institute, […]

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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 

Logan Square: Philadelphia’s Mormon Temple Expected to be Completed by Summer 2016

Logan Square: Philadelphia’s Mormon Temple Expected to be Completed by Summer 2016

It has been nearly three years since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began constructing its Philadelphia temple (above). Standing tall on Vine Street, between 17th and 18th streets, there are only a few more additions needed before it is open to the public next summer. However, the temple is only one of three […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

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Religion: Five Houses of Worship Worth Visiting

Religion: Five Houses of Worship Worth Visiting

While the upcoming papal visit draws most of the attention in Philadelphia, another religious leader will soon make his way to the city. The Dalai Lama will be here Oct. 26 and 27, when he’ll receive the 2015 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center and hold public teachings. The city has an historic religious […]

 

Logan Square: Vetri Foundation Brings Life Lessons Into The Kitchen

Logan Square: Vetri Foundation Brings Life Lessons Into The Kitchen

Mixers, bowls, spatulas and students dressed in aprons amongst thousands of hardbacks don’t sound like a typical way to spend an afternoon at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But to one local organization, it’s the exact way to combat two of the city’s growing concerns: illiteracy and malnutrition. According to the Center For Literacy of […]