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West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane is a vibrant residential neighborhood in Upper Northern Philadelphia that is home to one of the United States’ 135 national cemeteries. On the corner of Haines Street and Limekiln Pike lies the Philadelphia National Cemetery, an armed forces cemetery established in 1862. This burial ground contains the graves of soldiers who served […]

 

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Tucked away in Northeast Philadelphia behind Fox Chase Elementary lies Fox Chase Soccer Club. From the outside, it might not appear to be much – a red and white concession stand that doubles as a meeting/trophy room with a large grass field, muddied and puddled from a combination of the rain and snow from the […]

 

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

American military veterans can return home from service facing a number of uncertainties. Employment concerns, education, family life and the task of assimilating into everyday society all pose common obstacles. Civilian life does not demand the regimented routine that many veterans become used to while in the military. For some vets, that lack of structure […]