Far Northeast: Priest Al Masluk Says He Made a Plan, but God Had Other Ideas

Far Northeast: Priest Al Masluk Says He Made a Plan, but God Had Other Ideas

From front to back, the Rev. Al Masluk’s office is filled with photographs and memorabilia from his experiences and travels. A picture from his time in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), during his time studying at Villanova University. A statue of Superman. A knight’s suit of armor, and many items of his favorite cartoon […]

 

Center City: Protesters Stage Die-In and March Through City Hall

Center City: Protesters Stage Die-In and March Through City Hall

More than 100 people silently dropped to the ground in 30th Street Station’s main concourse at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday and then marched out in solidarity to protest a recent string of decisions many are seeing as injustices. [vimeo 113582859 w=500 h=281] Philadelphia-based In Defense of Black Bodies organized the protest. The organization began holding protests and marches […]

 

Port Richmond: Iconic Boxing Gym Not Down for the Count

Port Richmond: Iconic Boxing Gym Not Down for the Count

Tattered boxing posters of yesteryears famous boxers posed in their toughest stance around the Irish Catholic cross hand-painted in the middle of the bright blue boxing ring. “I try to repaint it before we have a big fight,” Frank Kubach said as he motioned towards it. “The mat is an original, one of a kind.” […]

 

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

More than a dozen men, arms linked, spanned the Pennypack Creek. They trudged through the murky water looking for the body of a Father Judge High School student. The boy, Nicky Simonetti, 14, went missing two days earlier after he dove into the creek to save a friend, who had fallen over the waterfall created […]

 

Germantown: TCRC Philly Making Wrongs to Rights

A little more than a decade ago, Anthony Dickerson found himself in a Pennsylvania state prison serving a ten year sentence for racketeering and narcotics distribution. He described prison as place full of cliques. Like a scene out of a high school, you fell in where you fit in. Dickerson was different, he didn’t want […]