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Zoning: Mt. Airy Residents Hold Rally To Halt Apartment Construction

Zoning: Mt. Airy Residents Hold Rally To Halt Apartment Construction

Residents of the 7000 block of Cresheim Road held a rally Saturday morning, Oct. 13, to protest the proposed construction of an apartment building on their block. Speakers, including representatives from West Mt. Airy Neighbors and the Philadelphia City Council, expressed their commitment to swaying Tester Construction Group away from the project. Tester bought 7000 […]

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Germantown: Engaged Citizens Spend Another Evening With The Captain

Germantown: Engaged Citizens Spend Another Evening With The Captain

Police Capt. Anthony Ginaldi (pictured above) and Officer Joseph Lukaitis hosted the 39th Police District monthly Captain’s Meeting and Community Town Watch Meeting on Sept. 24 at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, a few blocks away from their station at 2201 W. Hunting Park Ave. “We blast out the meetings every month,” said Ginaldi. “We […]

 

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

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