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Mayfair: Civic Association Leader Renews Interest in Splitting 15th Police District

Mayfair: Civic Association Leader Renews Interest in Splitting 15th Police District

For nearly 30 years, Mayfair residents have been urging the Philadelphia Police Department and the City of Philadelphia to split the 15th Police District. Largely owing to a collaboration between Donny Smith (above), president of the Mayfair Civic Association, Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents Philadelphia’s 6th Council District in Northeast Philadelphia and Joe DeFelice, chairman […]

 

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Philadelphia has a reputation of honoring fallen war veterans from an array of different wars. Some of the more notable memorials consist of the, Doughboys World War One Memorial at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Front Street between Spruce and Delancey streets and the African American War Memorial […]

 

Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

The Community College of Philadelphia campus on Spring Garden Street was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after reports of a gunman on the loose. Philadelphia Police officers, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, responded to a student’s report of a man who had threatened him with a gun on campus. Three blocks […]

 

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 […]

 Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Almost every shop has specials on the consumer-driven holiday of Black Friday. However, Chestnut Hill’s independent record store, Hideaway Music, took part in quite a unique day. The event known as “Back to Black Friday” was part of Record Store Day’s initiative to celebrate artists, albums and traditions in music.  Hideaway Music has celebrated Record […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mount Airy: President Obama In Town For Fundraiser

Mount Airy: President Obama In Town For Fundraiser

Mount Airy is known for having well-known politicians as residents, however, the area was quite stirred when the president of the United States came to their section of the city. President Barrack Obama was in Mount Airy at the home of Comcast Vice President David L. Cohen on Thursday, Nov. 14, as a part of […]

 Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

A tossed candy-bar wrapper or forgotten soda bottle may seem insignificant to many Philadelphians but to the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project, litter is a big deal for Olney’s safety and commercial success. The Philadelphia Department of Commerce provides Olney with a grant to hire street cleaners six days per week. However, the cleaners’ main […]

 By Kenneth Andrew Deffley

Center City: Philadelphia City Council Backs Reduced Federal Spending for Military

Center City: Philadelphia City Council Backs Reduced Federal Spending for Military

Placards reading “Books not bombs” and “Fund kids not wars” were raised when the Philadelphia City Council voted to approve a resolution  calling on the U.S. Congress to cut military spending. The resolution, introduced by 7th District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, called on the U.S. Congress to bring the troops home from the war in […]

 By Ian Darrenkamp and Stephen Kimmerly

Hunting Park: Explosion and Fire on Ontario Street

Hunting Park: Explosion and Fire on Ontario Street

Workers were cleaning up the mess after a sudden explosion and fire left a home on the 1100 block of Ontario Street literally a shell of its former self. Verlene Stephens has been living on the 1000-block of Ontario Street for the past six years, and she can’t recall anything like this happening before. “I’m […]

 By Melissa Nowicki, Michele Aweeky, Anna Yermilov, Kalima Thomas and Christopher Malo

Center City: Protestors Stage ‘Die-In’ at PNC Branches

Center City: Protestors Stage ‘Die-In’ at PNC Branches

On Monday, Occupy Philadelphia joined the Earth Quaker Action Team for a non-violent, theatrical protest. Protestors referred to the event as a mass “die-in” and gathered to oppose PNC Bank’s financial support of companies that perform mountain top removal coal mining and natural gas hydrofracking. More than 100 demonstrators, led by organizer Zachary Hershman, marched […]

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