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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 […]

 

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. Thompson believes many of these facets are taken for granted. And it is all connected to the public space. Thompson […]

 

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

The Philadelphia Streets Department announced plans to allocate funding for the city’s first protected bike lane to be built along Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland avenues, in Mayfair. “We had a councilman who wanted to do it,” said David J. Perri, Commissioner of the Streets Department. “It’s in the right cycle of its lifespan […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Friday evenings in Manayunk often consist of recent college graduates preparing for a night out on Main Street. This has become the norm for the young adults who rent homes in this community and are taking advantage of the nightlife in their new neighborhood. Beginning in the mid-1990’s, college students and college graduates from the Philly area […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Those Who Live And Work On Roosevelt Boulevard Think They Know The Road’s Real Problem

Northeast Philadelphia: Those Who Live And Work On Roosevelt Boulevard Think They Know The Road’s Real Problem

Roosevelt Boulevard, the parkway that connects Northeast Philadelphia to the rest of the city and handles some 90,000 cars daily, has a reputation as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Residents, commuters, visitors and even government agencies have all stated that the road is generally inconvenient and unsafe for everyone who uses it, […]

 

South Philadelphia: PEP Helps Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Develop Useful Life Skills

South Philadelphia: PEP Helps Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Develop Useful Life Skills

Several individuals sat at a large table, coloring, writing, working on puzzles, watching “The Price is Right” on television and waving happily at people passing by. All of these individuals have what is known as an intellectual disability, but that did not stop them from enjoying their day, chatting away and offering everyone who approached […]

 

Manayunk: Local Cop And Motorcycle Instructor Leads By Example

Manayunk: Local Cop And Motorcycle Instructor Leads By Example

Local Manayunk cop Chuck Taylor grew up riding motorcycles. When he decided to become a police officer, working with motorcycles just made sense. Now that he is one of the head instructors for highway patrol, he knows this is where he belongs and would not change it for anything. When and why did you decide […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Fox Chase Bus Loop Causes Headaches for Drivers

Northeast Philadelphia: Fox Chase Bus Loop Causes Headaches for Drivers

Jeanine Roach (right) doesn’t want to take 45 minutes to complete a 10 minute commute. However, in the area of the Fox Chase bus loop, located at the intersection of Oxford Avenue and Loney Street, that’s exactly what she and hundreds of other commuters face during rush hour. While the busy streets quickly become congested […]

 

Mantua: Community Plans Outreach to Help Residents Use Philly Bike Share

Mantua: Community Plans Outreach to Help Residents Use Philly Bike Share

Philadelphia is finally hopping aboard the bike share train. Residents and tourists can look forward to more than 60 bike share stations that will begin to blossom all across the city this spring. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, the bike share will hit the streets with more than 600 bikes available 24/7, 365 days a […]