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Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Torresdale: Nazareth Academy Gears Up For Annual Dance Marathon

Room 25 at Nazareth Academy High School in Torresdale is the center of activity for the school’s biggest event of the year: the annual Naz-A-Thon. On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. students will dance in an effort to raise money “For The Kids,” where all the money raised will go to The […]

 

South of South: Mixed Reactions to CHOP Expansion

South of South: Mixed Reactions to CHOP Expansion

Now that the Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to add more than two million square feet of office space onto Schuylkill Avenue, residents in the area have weighed in. Many residents in the area echo the same sentiment – that while the research facility will have a net positive […]

 

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

Residents living south of South Street have witnessed rapid change over the last decade. From Ori Feibush’s new construction and rehabilitated homes to closing shops and bars, the area has been in a constant state of flux. According to census data, the area’s African-American population decreased more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, while white residents have nearly doubled […]

 By Kelsey Kondraski and Shayna Kleinberg

Health Beat: Philly Girls in Motion Gets Young Ladies Up and Moving

[vimeo 89371076] After a long career in sports – coaching, running fitness programs for two schools in the suburbs and teaming up with others to run a large basketball clinic in South Philadelphia – Beth Devine realized that it wasn’t the suburbs that were in need of fitness programs for young girls, but the city […]