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Fishtown: Jesse Gardner Opens Doors to Help Save St. Laurentius Church

Fishtown: Jesse Gardner Opens Doors to Help Save St. Laurentius Church

Jesse Gardner is the key holder to the art gallery, Unsung Heroes . Here, at 2024 E. Arizona St., double life-sized painted portraits of firefighters hang on the walls. But on the first Friday of each month, Gardner’s gallery takes on a very different role as he welcomes Fishtown residents into his creative space. Even though he […]

 

Immigration: Organization Fed Up with Government Delay on Reform

Immigration: Organization Fed Up with Government Delay on Reform

During a sunny afternoon at the White House on June 30, President Barack Obama stood at the podium in the Rose Garden and gave a descriptive argument in front of the media about his immigration bill, blaming the Republican Party from the U.S. House of Representatives for the lack of support. Months later, when it appeared the president would delay […]

 By Danielle Grossman

Fairhill: Life and Religion Meet at ‘Crossroads’

Fairhill: Life and Religion Meet at ‘Crossroads’

Beyond the liter rolling along the sidewalk and the debris that fills Sixth and Cambria streets is a place where everyone is welcome. The two-sided building looks like it is two row homes in the center of a city block, but it’s more than just that. Crossroads is a community center and Christian outreach program for […]

 By Anna Berezowska and Genevieve LeMay

Germantown: A Life Dedicated to Faith

Germantown: A Life Dedicated to Faith

“How many people can say that they work at a place where miracles happen?” said Florence Dellisanti, a buyer for The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal’s gift shop, located at 500 East Chelten Ave. Dellisanti has been attending the shrine since she was a child. Memories of picking out her first rosary, blue to be […]

 By Ari Charlestein

Strawberry Mansion: Health and Happiness Thanks to Golf

Strawberry Mansion: Health and Happiness Thanks to Golf

Ever since he was a caddy for middle- and upper-class white men in 1950s, Roosevelt Wilmore has been in love with the game of golf. “You can call it a drug. Whatever it is, I’m hooked.” From the very beginning it was hard for him to find ways to play, given the color of his […]