Port Richmond: Taylor, Hohenstein Battle for 177th District

Port Richmond: Taylor, Hohenstein Battle for 177th District

Philadelphia and the Democratic Party have been closely aligned for several decades. The last Republican to be mayor of Philadelphia was Bernard Samuel, whose tenure at City Hall was completed in 1952. Since then, the citizens of Philadelphia have largely been represented by Democrats in city government, Harrisburg and Washington D.C. There has been one […]

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South Philadelphia: Small Businesses Expect No Major Reforms Following Elections

South Philadelphia: Small Businesses Expect No Major Reforms Following Elections

The 2016 presidential election has seen its candidates debating on everything from foreign policy to women’s rights, but one economic sector that has gone mostly overlooked by candidates is small businesses. The lack of attention to small businesses has not gone unnoticed by the small business owners of East Passyunk Avenue. “I feel like it’s […]

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Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

As tensions run high regarding the impending 2016 presidential election, members of the Brewerytown are turning to social media to stay involved. State Rep. Donna Bullock, whose office is located in Brewerytown, is also using social media to bring these issues closer to home. According to the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, the area faced many issues concerning […]

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South Philadelphia: Charles Santore Library Offers Help to Immigrants

South Philadelphia: Charles Santore Library Offers Help to Immigrants

Jean Solar came to the United States from Chile two years ago. Despite his professional training as an engineer in his home country, Solar has been unable to secure a work visa in the United States and is struggling to assimilate to the culture. He hopes that by spending time learning English and exploring the city, he […]

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City Hall: Eight Statues That Help Tell The History of Philadelphia

City Hall: Eight Statues That Help Tell The History of Philadelphia

The plazas surrounding City Hall are enriched with iconic statues. From the 37-foot-tall monument of William Penn at the top of the building to the smaller statues scattered around the base of the structure, these figures are meant to memorialize the lives and accomplishments of Philadelphians of past eras. Locals and tourists hustle through their […]

 

Politics: Groups Work to Register Philadelphia Voters Ahead of Election

Politics: Groups Work to Register Philadelphia Voters Ahead of Election

Perhaps no one in Philadelphia has Oct. 11 marked on their calendar more than Gregory Irving. The voter registration deadline is one of many that Irving has faced over nearly 29 years working in the city’s Voting Registration Office. But this year is a bit different. For many Americans, the Nov. 8 election featuring candidates Hillary Clinton […]

 

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

According to community activist Sheila Bellamy, the voting for the primaries is usually low in numbers because many people do not see the importance. “In my district, there are 540-something registered voters, she said yesterday morning at the Birney Preparatory Academy, located at 9th Street and Lindley Avenue. “If we can get 200 today, we’re going […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: New Chinese Church Hosts SHCA

Spruce Hill: New Chinese Church Hosts SHCA

Spruce Hill Community Association held its annual meeting earlier this month at the newly opened University City Chinese Christian Church (UCCCC), located at Walnut and 45th streets. Neighborhood residents had the chance to visit the new church as SHCA elected its board members. Monica Calkins, the former Chair of the Education Committee was elected president of SHCA, […]

 By Matthew Finn

Germantown: Education, City Programs Big Topics at Candidate Debate

Germantown: Education, City Programs Big Topics at Candidate Debate

About 75 people gathered at Second Baptist Church in Germantown on Sunday afternoon to attend a debate between candidates running for the Philadelphia City Council in the 8th district. There were a total of seven seats designated for candidates at the platform, although only four showed up. In attendance were Howard Treatman, Cindy Bass, Greg Paulmier […]