Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Friday evenings in Manayunk often consist of recent college graduates preparing for a night out on Main Street. This has become the norm for the young adults who rent homes in this community and are taking advantage of the nightlife in their new neighborhood. Beginning in the mid-1990’s, college students and college graduates from the Philly area […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 By Veronica Wisely

University City: Catholic Church Embraces Change Expanding Services to Serve Faithful

University City: Catholic Church Embraces Change Expanding Services to Serve Faithful

If you are looking for a multicultural experience when attending church Ss. Agatha and James Parish on 38th and Chestnut Sts. is a good place to find such an experience. This Catholic church’s website even claims, “You’ve never seen a parish quite like us!” But it wasn’t always that way. Before 1975, there were two […]