Allegheny West: Bu Bu’s Beer Deli Livelihood Threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

Allegheny West: Bu Bu’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 […]

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Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Logan residents feel they have been kept in the shadows for decades by their council people, but City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is finally giving them a voice. “We’ve been promised that our issues are going to be addressed by the politicians over and over again,” said Cecil Hankins, a neighborhood resident. “Logan is the least of […]

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South Philadelphia: LoMo Civic Association Bridges Gap Between Politicians, Community

South Philadelphia: LoMo Civic Association Bridges Gap Between Politicians, Community

Six months after he moved into South Philadelphia, Carter Liotta (below) began looking for a local civic association. He was disappointed when he couldn’t find an organization that covered his neighborhood. So, Liotta, a native of West Virginia, and three of his neighbors decided to create a civic association in 2007. One of the difficulties was determining what […]

 

West Oak Lane: Councilwoman Joins NFL Alum at Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

[vimeo 113676688] Councilwoman Cindy Bass held a Turkey Drive on Nov. 5 for the constituents of the 8th District. Raheem Brock, a former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and native Philadelphia, helped Bass distribute more than 100 turkeys on Germantown Avenue. – Text and video by Nickee Plaksen