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Germantown: How One Woman and One Foundation Are Working Towards “One Less”

Germantown: How One Woman and One Foundation Are Working Towards “One Less”

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2016 data that placed Philadelphia at the top of the list as the poorest big city in the nation. With a poverty level close to 26 percent, the city seems to be making very little improvement financially. Enter Ingrid Shepard, the executive director of The One Less Foundation, a nonprofit […]

 

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

While walking through Point Breeze, it isn’t difficult to spot The Pharmacy, a coffeehouse on the corner of 18th and Wharton streets. On its outside wall, a large orange head spouting the number “1300” can be seen, signifying the shop’s 1300 S. 18th St. address. A closer inspection reveals a sign that reads “Black and […]

 

City Hall: Is Philadelphia Becoming a Socialist Hotbed?

City Hall: Is Philadelphia Becoming a Socialist Hotbed?

A now famous 2011 Pew Research poll found that America’s younger population differs greatly than past generations in regards to the notion of socialism. “Today, it has become much easier to talk about socialism,” said Dustin Guastella, co-chair of the Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America. “Some of the older folks in our organization have said […]