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Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Northeast Philadelphia has become a home for small immigrant businesses. Shopping centers along Bustleton Avenue feature many thriving businesses owned by immigrants from all over the world. With his restaurant not even two months old, Georgian Bread owner Imeda Londaridze looks forward to giving customers a taste from his old country. Despite his excitement to […]

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Bustleton: Amateur Boxing Champion Punches for the Gold

Bustleton: Amateur Boxing Champion Punches for the Gold

While 15-year-old Natalie Dove awaits to defend her No. 1 junior women’s boxing ranking in the amateurs, she is focusing on her bigger dream: Winning the 2020 Olympic gold medal for her gym and country.    “It’s almost here and I am ready,” said Dove, who has been training for the gold since she was […]

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Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

South Philadelphia is not the only the neighborhood to get Philly’s famous steak sandwich. Hidden within the Northeast’s sprawling landscape of mini shopping malls you can find five cheesesteaks that rival their South Philly brethren, like, Jim’s, Geno’s, Tony Luke’s and Pat’s. Wit Or Witout Named the best cheesesteak in 2009 by Philly Magazine, Wit or […]

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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 […]