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Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

It has been a decade since the 2006 demolition of much of what was once the Philadelphia State Hospital, more commonly known as Byberry. The mental health institution, established in 1906, quickly found itself in constant battle for funding among the city of Philadelphia, the state and the hospital’s staff — all, many said, at […]

 

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, […]

 

Poverty Beat: Making the Grass Greener for Returning Citizens

Poverty Beat: Making the Grass Greener for Returning Citizens

As the prison population in the United States has more than quintupled since the 1970s, re-entry to society has become nearly impossible for returning citizens. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the US holds 25 percent of the world’s prison population. About 65 million Americans possess a criminal record that not only limits tangible […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk in the Tookany/Tacony Creek Park to enjoy a fun-filled day with friends and community members. The run was used as a platform to mark the dedication […]