Laughing, dancing and music—all in appreciation of self-identity and coming out. It’s the Philly Gay Pride Parade. All kinds of people, whether gay or not, flock to Center City Washington Square West to get a taste of the fun and the love spread all around. But with the celebration, comes a looming feeling the community […]
Sitting in the courtroom after her cousin was murdered, Rose Middleton told the shooter that she forgave him. Middleton’s cousin, Robert Selvy, was 53 when he was murdered by someone who lived just a few streets down from him in 1997. Selvy was working to put his son through college. “It was open season on […]
An ongoing police investigation concerning a recent accident has forced residents from the 1800 block of Willington Street to confront the larger issues surrounding a frequent neighborhood nuisance.“I saw the patrol car coming through the neighborhood at a high rate of speed—without concern and they just shot across the street and hit this pedestrian,” said […]
Philadelphia Neighborhoods went throughout the city to obtain reaction to Philadelphia’s efforts of clearing the snow from last week’s storms.
It began with an icy mist in the early morning last Wednesday. Then a layer of powder coated the ground. Soon, the cars looked like frozen marshmallows attached to wheels. The major highways had been closed before dark and all but SEPTA’s Broad Street line remained out of service. But the biggest accumulated snowfall to […]
The winter weather has certainly taken its toll on Philadelphia this week. The city’s store shelves have been cleaned out, the sidewalks have been left desolate, and the normal bustle of the streets has been quieted to the dull hum of snow blowers. But while many residents may be staying warm inside, not everyone gets […]
Dinner at the Vu residence in Point Breeze is served in traditional Vietnamese style. Plate after plate of rice, fried fish, chicken stew and tripe are placed on newspapers spread over the cherry-stained wood floor. Praying before each meal has gained a painfully new meaning for the Vu family. There has been one less member […]