Mayfair: Good Vibes And Music At The Pennypack Music Festival

Mayfair: Good Vibes And Music At The Pennypack Music Festival

On most summer Wednesday evenings, in the upper part of Mayfair, residents can hear faint sounds coming from the woods. Not the sounds of nature but rather some of the most iconic music songs ever performed. Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, John Mellencamp and Pink Floyd are just some of the […]

 

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Lisa Greco (above) has lived in Northeast Philadelphia her whole life. And for 16 years, she has been a Mayfair business owner. Greco owns Bella Lisa Hair Studio on Cottman Avenue, near Frankford Avenue. She has been a hairstylist for more than 20 years. “I always knew I wanted to be hairdresser, since I was […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 By Kayla Devon

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue wasn’t empty for very long as new tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International moved in last month, but the community is still concerned with the parking and the pool. TD Bank foreclosed the property one year ago when the owners, Phoenix Horizons, Inc., filed for bankruptcy and could not […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Mayfair: Local Citizen Gets Involved

Mayfair: Local Citizen Gets Involved

Donny Smith has lived in Mayfair all his life. He’s a third-generation resident. His grandparents lived in Mayfair. His parents lived in Mayfair. “I’ve lived in Mayfair my entire life and over that time I’ve seen several changes in my neighborhood. Some that were good and some that were concerning,” Smith said. “It become obvious […]