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How To: Request A Pot Hole Repair

How To: Request A Pot Hole Repair

Operation Smooth Streets Have a pot hole in your neighborhood, or affecting your daily commute? You’ve got options. Operation Smooth Streets is the Philadelphia’s initiative to extend the life of roadways through service repair. According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, the city has filled more than 20,500 pot holes in 2017 alone. Who to Call […]

 

Amateur Sports: Roller Derby Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Amateur Sports: Roller Derby Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

When reminiscing about the storied sports history of Philadelphia, roller derby isn’t exactly one of the first things that comes to mind. Despite its turbulent swings in popularity, the sport’s history in Philadelphia dates back almost 70 years. Philadelphia’s first roller derby team was founded before both the Flyers and 76ers were playing in the […]

 

Point Breeze: Community Cookout And More Events This Week

Point Breeze: Community Cookout And More Events 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.  Summer Concert Series: Wednesday, July 12, 6:30-8 p.m. – South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia (1700 S. Broad St.) Murph’s VHS Movie Night: Wednesday July 12, 8-11 p.m. – […]

 

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

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.  Mayfair Memorial Playground, July 10-14; needs volunteers for installation of new equipment – Rowland Avenue and Vista Street Pennypack Music Festival, Wednesday, July 12; Ed Kelly Amphitheater – Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue, Philadelphia, PA […]

 

Parkside: A New Fence and Growing Gardens at the Pump Track.

Parkside: A New Fence and Growing Gardens at the Pump Track.

The Philly Pump Track on Parkside Avenue offers a different bicycle riding experience. It’s called pumping. The idea is to use your body and momentum to propel your way through the track without pedaling. But there is more than just a clay track to ride a bike on at the pump track. Over the past […]

 

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 […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Lost Snake Found, Spring Real Estate Booming

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Lost Snake Found, Spring Real Estate Booming

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Owner Reunites With Lost 7-Foot-Long Snake – A rogue Burmese python was found and returned to its owner on Wednesday, July 5. (via CBS Philly) Philly’s white-hot spring real estate market by the numbers: The best […]

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Fox Chase: Survivor Of Danube Swabian Ethnic Cleansing Shares Her Story

Fox Chase: Survivor Of Danube Swabian Ethnic Cleansing Shares Her Story

Since the Danube Swabian Association moved to Fox Chase in 1972 it has been dedicated to passing on its Germanic culture and history, as well as honoring the memory of those lost to the ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia in the 1940s. One Danube Swabian member, 89-year-old Katharina Marx, is a survivor of ethnic cleansing. Marx […]

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South Philadelphia: The City Unites over Soccer

South Philadelphia: The City Unites over Soccer

The city will host the second annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup , a 48-team regional, World Cup soccer-style tournament, this fall with the final match set to take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 11. In addition to a highly competitive soccer match taking place that day, there will also be a parade of nations, where each team […]