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Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

It was a quiet and unusually empty afternoon in the auditorium of the polling station at Ridge Avenue and Rector Street. Located right next to the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, volunteers and poll workers were stationed outdoors and indoors, anxiously awaiting a crowd to come in and place their votes for the 2015 primary election. Throughout the […]

 

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Witnesses are bad for crime, so streets packed with potential witnesses are not good settings to commit one, even if it is at night. This is one of the many factors that combine to help keep South Philadelphia’s crime rate as low as it is, specifically in the area around East Passyunk Avenue which is […]

 

South Philadelphia: Record Stores Are Prime Destinations For Philly Punk and Metal

South Philadelphia: Record Stores Are Prime Destinations For Philly Punk and Metal

For music outside of the mainstream, record stores have always served as a destination to discover and network. Metal and punk music is being played at many venues in the city such as Kung Fu Necktie, The First Unitarian Church and Union Transfer. It is not uncommon to see bands stopping in local record stores to […]

 

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

When the Philadelphia Sports Congress, the Wells Fargo Center and La Salle University bid to host the East Regional round of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, they hoped it would have an economic impact on the city of Philadelphia. The 20,000-seat Wells Fargo Center, designed for big-time events, is anticipated to be sold out for […]

 

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

In the Spruce Hill and Cedar Park sections of Philadelphia there are many companies tucked away within pockets of Baltimore Avenue. Whether you are looking for jewelry, clothing, books, games or food, there is a place for anyone’s needs or interests. Take a stroll along along the streets of these neighborhoods and make a stop at one […]

 

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Small businesses in this not-quite-fully-recovered economy are not generally thought of to be a safe bet but on East Passyunk Avenue, Renee Gilinger has bid farewell to much of the doubts and insecurity concerning small, independent business. “In 2009, we opened 20 new businesses when the rest of the world was crashing around us,” Gilinger explained. Gilinger, […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Pennsylvania General Store Opens Location on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: Pennsylvania General Store Opens Location on Germantown Avenue

Walking down Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, the Pennsylvania General Store fits comfortably alongside the local boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Just six months ago, the store owned by Michael Holahan and his wife only had one location: Reading Terminal Market. “In Chestnut Hill, it’s a little bit more of a neighborhood store, so you […]

 

Mantua: Neighborhood Dealing with Gentrification, Promise of Federal Help

Mantua: Neighborhood Dealing with Gentrification, Promise of Federal Help

In January 2014, President Barack Obama revealed the first five locations that will be designated as Promise Zones. The initiative, designed to provide vital investments to dilapidated areas, includes the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Promise Zones are not given any federal aid but are offered preferential consideration, or extra points, for federal grants. Obama is currently battling […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Some people from the Chestnut Hill community go to the Woodmere Art Museum for more than its exhibits. They go for the Chestnut Hill Film Group’s “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” “When I was younger, I saw the ‘Lost Horizon’ on TV and became mesmerized by the story,” said Chestnut Hill resident Linda Cashman. “It will be […]

 

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

The neighborhood of Kensington is one filled with hope for a better future. While jobs may be few and far between in this section of Philadelphia, its citizens still believe in a better tomorrow. One organization reaching out to its residents in order to fulfill this goal is Impact Services Inc., which has done its […]