South Philadelphia: Historian Explores Her Sicilian Roots

South Philadelphia: Historian Explores Her Sicilian Roots

Celeste Morello is known throughout Philadelphia as an authority on the history of the mafia in the area and has earned advanced degrees in criminology and history from St. Joseph’s University and Villanova University, respectively. She currently resides in South Philadelphia.   Are you from the Philadelphia area? I’m from Montgomery County, Norristown. That’s where […]

 By Donald M. DeCray III and Dana Ritter

North Philladelphia: Undocumented and Unafraid

North Philladelphia: Undocumented and Unafraid

The normal difficulties involved in growing up seem to double for young people living in America under the status of undocumented immigrants. But one group of politically minded youth called Dream Activists have challenged their shadowy status by coming forward with the proud declaration of, “Undocumented, unafraid.” Dream Activists Sheila Quintana, 19 and a DA […]