Frankford: Hold Harmless Policy is Holding Back Education Funding for Frankford Schools

Frankford: Hold Harmless Policy is Holding Back Education Funding for Frankford Schools

Education funding in Philadelphia is arguably the most hotly debated topic in the city. For local Frankford schools, it has been a crippling issue even though enrollment rates in Philadelphia schools has declined by more than 25 percent in the past decade. One funding policy in particular that many believe has been harmful to Philadelphia schools is […]

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Frankford: Keep The Faith In Frankford President Inspires Hope In Frankford’s Faithful

Frankford: Keep The Faith In Frankford President Inspires Hope In Frankford’s Faithful

Since the closing of St. Joachim’s parish and Mater Dolorosa churches in the region three years ago, its members were given no choice but to merge into the Holy Innocents parish. However, for Keep The Faith In Frankford’s President and Executive Director Pat Smiley, the church’s closing showcased the strength its church members had on the […]

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Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

As the two Presidential Candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, prepare their last few arguments in the campaign trail, party representatives throughout the nation prepare for the outcome on November 8th. This year’s general election is set to tweak various legislations put through during United States President, Barack Obama‘s, two terms. Education, a main […]

 

Frankford: Grand Army Of The Republic Museum & Library Offers Frankford Residents Historical Context

Frankford: Grand Army Of The Republic Museum & Library Offers Frankford Residents Historical Context

It’s arguably the most inconspicuous building on Griscom Street. The building is the former home of Dr. John Ruan, a prominent doctor in Frankford in the 18th and 19th centuries. There’s no large sign or anything of note about the building that would tell you how unique its contents are. That is until you take a step inside. […]

 

Frankford: Coming Together to Stop the Violence

Frankford: Coming Together to Stop the Violence

Frankford residents take matters into their own hands. At a spring community meeting at St. Mark’s Church on Frankford Avenue, residents discussed the growing epidemic of violence in the neighborhood. According to Philadelphia Inquirer’s Crime in Philadelphia Database, 43 violent crimes occurred in Frankford from March 5th to April 4th, with a majority of them […]

 

Frankford: The Future Shines Bright Through Its Boys and Girls Club

Frankford: The Future Shines Bright Through Its Boys and Girls Club

The Frankford branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs opened in 1938 and has been serving the youth of Frankford ever since. “I’m 61 years old and I started coming here when I was 10 years old,” said Clarence Miller, unit director of the Frankford Boys and Girls Club. “I went to school to be a gym teacher […]

 

Frankford: Kathryn Park Cook Looks Forward to Frankford

Frankford: Kathryn Park Cook Looks Forward to Frankford

Summer will bring in a fresh start to the Frankford area, as the Frankford Friends School will welcome in a new head of the school. It will be a major shift for both students and the newcomer, Kathryn Park Cook, who currently serves as the director of innovative programs and summer programs at Moorestown Friends School. “I […]

 

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Voices in Frankford have united, stating that crime is the primary concern for their neighborhood. Many believe the next mayor of Philadelphia has a responsibility to tackle the issue, even if they don’t agree on the best candidate for the position. “Hopefully the next mayor steps in and does something because it’s only gotten worse,” […]

 

Frankford: Five Historical Sites You Don’t Know About

Frankford: Five Historical Sites You Don’t Know About

The history of Frankford is a solid foundation for an understanding of how the United States of America gained its unique heritage. Frankford serves as a gateway to the rest of Northeast Philadelphia and has a long history of commitment and perseverance. With the times changing and new waves of residents moving in to Frankford, […]

 

Fishtown: Five Neighborhood Bars You Should Know

Fishtown: Five Neighborhood Bars You Should Know

The nightlife of Fishtown has gone through a revival in recent years, with popular hubs such as the beer garden at Frankford Hall and specialty take outs like Bottle Bar East. However, established bars have been able to withstand the test of time and keep their status of neighborhood hangouts for generations. Historically, the Fishtown […]

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