By Donald DeCray III and Dana Ritter

Olney: Church Serves as Backbone to Latino Community

Olney: Church Serves as Backbone to Latino Community

Spanish is the sole language spoken during the third Mass on Sundays at St. William Parish, located in Olney at 6200 Rising Sun Ave. More than 150 attended this Mass. Parishioners usually began arriving at 10 am. Everyone arriving greets each other warmly with a hug or a kiss or a clasped hand. Some will stand […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

South Philadelphia: From Factory Worker to Entreprenuer

South Philadelphia: From Factory Worker to Entreprenuer

“Variedades” about says it right. Located at Ninth Street and Washington Avenue in the Italian Market, Variedades Veracruzana (Veracruz Varieties) highlights Mexican-American culture by selling an assortment of Mexican packaged food items as well as attire and religious figurines. Martín Herrera sat in a low chair behind the glass counter of the grocery store. He […]