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Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Cooking, cleaning and running errands are all routine tasks many people accomplish every day. But for some, those tasks can’t be done without assistance. Aid For Friends is an organization that helps those who cannot do these responsibilities on their own by providing meals, companionship and transportation. Steven Schiavone is the executive director of AFF and […]

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Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Pennepack Baptist Church is one of the oldest houses of worship in the Commonwealth and for Fred Moore, secretary for the Northeast Philadelphia History Network, the center of what would become the Great Northeast. Amongst the sun dappled headstones of the church’s cemetery, Moore explained how and why the organization he belongs to is dedicated to preserving […]

 

Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

For adults who have recently immigrated to the United States, whether working or unemployed, daily life can often be a struggle in and of itself. Resources to cultivate educational opportunities or to develop second-language skills may be more scarce than one thinks, and a life of poverty and feelings of being an outcast are sometimes […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Personal Immigration Experience Turned into Community Support

Northeast Philadelphia: Personal Immigration Experience Turned into Community Support

Alex Shraybman was more than 40-years old and in an established career when he decided to uproot his family from their home in Lviv, Ukraine, and make the trip to the United States in search of new opportunities. Originally settling in New York, Shraybman moved to Philadelphia to follow a job offer for a better […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Although Northeast Philadelphia is a large and well-traveled area, there are still many interesting things that are overlooked and unknown about the neighborhood. Here are five things you may not know about Northeast Philadelphia. _____________________________________ 1. The Northeast section of Philadelphia is divided into two regions: Near Northeast and Far Northeast. Far Northeast is commonly referred […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. Two programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through the Klein JCC in Somerton, and the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. Both programs are designed to help families that may be in the “fringes […]

 By Erin M. Dungee and Laura A. Robb

Bustleton: Civic League Votes Out Leaders

Bustleton: Civic League Votes Out Leaders

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League voted to replace many governing board positions amid accusations of poor leadership had created tensions within the association. The contentious vote last month included the positions of president, vice president, corresponding secretary, recording secretary and treasurer. Some members of the Bustleton community described the league as disorganized, accusing […]

 By Pamela Seaton and Kirsten Stamn

Bustleton: Teaching English Provides Valuable Help to Local Residents

Bustleton: Teaching English Provides Valuable Help to Local Residents

“Alright class, now which of these has food and which of these has actions?” Kathy Fagan pointed to two words on the chalkboard in front of her: “ingredients” and “instructions”. For that day’s lesson, her small class of eight students discussed the concept of a recipe in their makeshift classroom in the basement of the Bustleton Library. In […]

 By Gina Benigno and Danny Donnelly

Northeast Philadelphia: Bustleton Bengals’ Volunteers Seek Gymnasium

Northeast Philadelphia: Bustleton Bengals’ Volunteers Seek Gymnasium

The Bustleton Bengals Club is one of many sports organizations for boys and girls in Northeast Philadelphia. The club continues to live out its mission that began in 1956. Past President and parent Vince Tarducci has been volunteering his time with the Bengals since 1997. “It’s always been about the children from ages 4 to […]

 By Gina Benigno and Danny Donnelly

Northeast Philadelphia: Ace High Auto Reopens After Recent Twister Strikes

Northeast Philadelphia: Ace High Auto Reopens After Recent Twister Strikes

Imagine $15,000 worth of damage happening in less than 10 seconds.  It’s possible. Last week’s twister that shook up a small section of Northeast Philadelphia is leaving a couple of small businesses in recovery mode. Keith Walsh is the manager of Ace High Auto, located off Northeast Avenue in Bustleton. Just before 2 p.m., Walsh […]