Allegheny West: Bubu’s Beer Deli livelihood threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

Allegheny West: Bubu’s Beer Deli livelihood threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

A tall, plexiglass wall barricades customers from a metropolis of beer, snacks and lottery tickets at Bu Bu Deli. The same wall functions as a locked door to owner Steve Taing’s home and family upstairs. He lives there with his 18 and 22-year old sons and wife, Lisa. Taing and his parents moved to Philadelphia […]

 

Germantown: Neighborhood School Closing Builds Young Man for Future

Germantown: Neighborhood School Closing Builds Young Man for Future

In Northwest Philadelphia, a large and stately secondary school sits vacant, a Property for Sale sign on the front lawn where youth once dotted the landscape. A shopping cart with multicolored garment and trash bags is parked close to the steps. For one person experiencing homelessness and possibly a private interest company in the near future, Germantown […]

 

Nicetown: Five Places You Should Know

Nicetown: Five Places You Should Know

Nicetown is a neighborhood of North Philadelphia that has lots of people from various organizations working to develop the area as a community. With the help of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation (CDC), these five places are home to some emerging resources that make the area a better place to live for people and families. […]

 By Michael Gaudini

Germantown: Paulmier Takes Silver Medal in 8th District Race

Germantown: Paulmier Takes Silver Medal in 8th District Race

The first time Greg Paulmier ran for City Council, his son drew a picture that showed Paulmier physically running. The youthful misunderstanding was actually surprisingly accurate. “You’re running yourself to death, man,” one of Paulmier’s campaign workers said as Paulmier handed her a brown, paper bag. And then he was off again, dashing back to […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Northwest: Cindy Bass Ready to Take on the 8th District

Northwest: Cindy Bass Ready to Take on the 8th District

For the first time since 1996 there will be a new 8th District City Councilperson, which has given prospective candidates more motivation to win Philadelphia’s May 17 primary election. After a losing effort in the 2007 8th District City Council election, Democrat Cindy Bass has continued to build on her campaign and is back for […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: Volunteer Building Knowledge Through 8th District Campaign

Ridge Avenue: Volunteer Building Knowledge Through 8th District Campaign

With just over one month before Philadelphia’s May 17 primary election, campaigns around the city are hitting the streets promoting their cause. Jared Blairwiley, 22, started working in Philadelphia politics in 2007 when he was a volunteer for the Chaka Fattah for Mayor Campaign. This year he decided to work for the Cindy Bass campaign as a full-time volunteer. Blairwiley’s job […]

 By Cait Berry

Mount Airy: Top Politicians Endorse Bass in 8th District

Mount Airy: Top Politicians Endorse Bass in 8th District

Several prominent politicians, including Mayor Michael Nutter and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, today endorsed Cindy Bass for the 8th District City Council post in a race that has seven candidates vying for the spot that covers most of Northwest Philadelphia. “She is here to do a job, not just have a job…No one is more […]

 By Rebecca Arden and Matthew Beck

Germantown: Campaign Aide Focuses on the 8th District

Germantown: Campaign Aide Focuses on the 8th District

Joseph Corrigan started working on election campaigns when he was 13 and has yet to stop 12 years later. He has worked primarily in Montgomery County but also in Delaware County and was a manager for the race for the state legislature. After his last election, he decided he “wanted to keep going on the […]