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Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Oxford Circle: ‘The Community Has Become Really Diverse’

Anita Lyndaker-Studer is the executive director of the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she moved to Philadelphia after she graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in social work and then got her master’s degree in social administration from Temple University. How did you get involved with the OCCCDA? There […]

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Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Unique Places To Grab A Drink

Philadelphia is a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. This diversity gives the bars and restaurants their own special type of character and spunk. No two places are the same and here are a few that embody what the Northeast is all about.   Tio Pepe Tio Pepe is a Portuguese-owned bar/restaurant that draws a variety of […]

 

Lawncrest: Celebrating Community with a 4th Of July Parade For 100 Years (And Counting)

Lawncrest: Celebrating Community with a 4th Of July Parade For 100 Years (And Counting)

On a sweltering June afternoon at her Rising Sun Avenue office, Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco’s administrative assistant Kathy Wersinger received a phone call from a man living with his wife in a nearby apartment complex. He told her that he and his wife were hungry, and asked whether she had any leads on where […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Lawndale: Parishioners Keep Church Spirit Alive

Lawndale: Parishioners Keep Church Spirit Alive

Parishioners of Trinity Church Oxford  will keep the spirit of their church alive during a historical lantern graveyard tour this Saturday. Kate Sampson, director and producer of the lantern graveyard tour, incorporated stories from prior tours with new material found in burial records, archives and tombstones. She said she believes that the lantern tour is an opportunity […]

 By Ian Romano and Megan Paolini

Lawndale: Residents Furious Over Day Care

Lawndale: Residents Furious Over Day Care

There are eight day care centers on the six blocks of Rising Sun Avenue between Robbins and Fanshawe streets. My Little Doves by Hellerman Street will be the ninth. Many residents said they are angry about their zoning board’s approval of the site. The Zoning Board of Adjustment held a hearing for the day care […]