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Holmesburg: New Foundations High School Teachers Attempt To Unionize

Holmesburg: New Foundations High School Teachers Attempt To Unionize

One night last November, Alicia Lynch finally got home from her job as a school counselor at New Foundations Charter High School. She just wanted to share a meal with her husband and three children. “As I am eating dinner with my family, I receive a text from a co-worker to check my email immediately,” […]

 

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

Javier Rivera is the director of community improvement projects and operations at Ready, Willing & Able, a program that helps criminals, addicts and homeless individuals re-enter the workforce. A graduate of the program in 1997 in Harlem, N.Y., Rivera has risen through the ranks, holding supervisory positions before becoming director. How long have you been […]

 

How To: Start A Registered Community Organization (RCO)

How To: Start A Registered Community Organization (RCO)

A few years ago, City Council established new qualifications for community organizations that wish to be part of development decisions in their area. Registered Community Organizations (RCO) are formal groups of community members that weigh in on the physical development of their neighborhood, from community gardens to zoning issues. When a developer wants to build […]

 

Mayfair: Japanese Whiskey, Night Market, Free Movie

Mayfair: Japanese Whiskey, Night Market, Free Movie

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Summer Circus at Rolling Thunder: Monday, July 31, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Rolling Thunder Skating Rink (7017 Roosevelt Blvd.)  Japanese Whiskey Dinner: Wednesday, August 2, 6-10 p.m., 6235 Frankford Ave. Mayfair Night Market: Thursday, August 3, 5-9 p.m., 3500 […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Folks Found Way To Beat The Heat And Other Happenings

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Folks Found Way To Beat The Heat And Other Happenings

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Young girl hit by a car on Levick Street – The 4-year-old was taken to the hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.” (via 6ABC) Bar fight turns into a gunfight – Gunfire erupts at Lyrics Lounge. (via 6ABC) The […]

 

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Freddy Castro put himself into a tight spot. After a few brush-ups with the law he decided to go the straight and narrow. But trying to land a decent paying job with a criminal record is tough. And having no driver’s license can tie you up even tighter than handcuffs. “I was interviewing for a […]

 

Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BenePhilly Mobile Office– July 18-20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.:  Find out about and enroll in various benefit programs like health insurance, disability, prescription drugs, and utility bill and tax bill assistance. Their […]

 

Northeast: Brain Waste Drags Down Immigrants And Economy

Northeast: Brain Waste Drags Down Immigrants And Economy

All along Bustleton Avenue are businesses built by foreign-born people who came to the U.S. in pursuit of a better life. Yet many highly educated and skilled immigrants are underemployed in Northeast Philadelphia and the U.S. “Over 40 percent of immigrants in Philadelphia hold at least a bachelor’s degree,” said Nikki Pumphrey, director of strategic […]

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Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Northeast Philadelphia has become a home for small immigrant businesses. Shopping centers along Bustleton Avenue feature many thriving businesses owned by immigrants from all over the world. With his restaurant not even two months old, Georgian Bread owner Imeda Londaridze looks forward to giving customers a taste from his old country. Despite his excitement to […]

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Point Breeze: Hand-Poke Tattoos Driven By Ancient Spirituality

Point Breeze: Hand-Poke Tattoos Driven By Ancient Spirituality

Cultural appropriation is a hot topic in today’s world as people become more and more aware of diversity and the challenges faced by minority groups all around the globe. And the world of tattooing is no exception. Tattoo artist Eliza Mae uses their art form as a way to transform a practice sometimes accused of […]