Bustleton: Neighborhood Boxing Gym Opens Up The Ring To Families

Bustleton: Neighborhood Boxing Gym Opens Up The Ring To Families

When people think of Philadelphia boxing gyms, a family environment is probably the last thing that comes to mind. At Philly’s Next Champ gym at 1810 Grant Ave. in Bustleton, families train together. “We have whole families here taking classes,” said 49-year-old boxing trainer Mike Cassell. “I never saw that in a gym growing up.” Cassell, […]

 

Olde Kensington: More Than One Game At Everybody Hits Batting Cages

Olde Kensington: More Than One Game At Everybody Hits Batting Cages

For David Gavigan, baseball never ends. Traditionally a spring sport for most high schools and colleges, many neighborhood youth leagues have extended the season into the fall. But bats are generally silent for the rest of the year. Except at Everybody Hits. Gavigan (below right) opened his batting cages at 529 W. Girard Ave. in May 2013. The fun-themed indoor batting […]

 

Lawncrest: Ever-Changing Library Offers Knowledge to the Neighborhood

Lawncrest: Ever-Changing Library Offers Knowledge to the Neighborhood

The Lawncrest branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is making a difference in this Northeast Philadelphia community by serving as a resource for residents to get help and information about a variety of topics. Lawncrest resident Barbara Futch makes the trip to the library twice a week. “I come here for the books, I come here to […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Diners are a staple in Northeast Philadelphia. With so many different choices on where to eat in one area, it’s important for those diners to have a certain quality the rest don’t. Mayfair Diner Manoli Lagoudakis and his uncle bought Mayfair Diner (above), located at 7373 Frankford Avenue,in 2006. Since buying it, they have welcomed their customers […]

 

Northeast: Five Places You Might Not Know

Northeast: Five Places You Might Not Know

Philadelphia is known for its many neighborhoods, but the Northeast in particular is home to quite a few unique businesses and landmarks. The following is a list of five places you might not know in the vast area that lies to the northeast of Center City. 1. The “Welcome to Northeast Philadelphia” sign (above), located on […]

 

Northeast: Holocaust Awareness Museum Brings Together Students, Survivors

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, which opened in 1961, is located inside the Klein Jewish Community Center at 10100 Jamison Ave. It has held many events, including one on April 11, which brought 139 students from five area schools into the center for a face-to-face meeting with Holocaust survivors. Both museum President Chuck Feldman and Program Director Phil […]

 

Northeast: Community, News Outlets Meet to Encourage Open Communication

Northeast: Community, News Outlets Meet to Encourage Open Communication

“Individuals make neighborhoods.” These were the words spoken by Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corp., at Thursday’s meeting between community leaders and members of various Philadelphia news outlets. The meeting, which took place in the Mayfair Civic Center, was a chance for those in the community to voice their opinions on how […]

 

Northeast: Pat’s Music Center Stands Test of Time

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name,” Gary Portony sang for the popular ’80s TV show “Cheers.” That’s the feeling some customers get the second they walk through the doors of Pat’s Music, where one of the three brothers who run the place will probably recognize them. You can stop in once […]

 

Northeast: Four People You Should Know

1. Born and raised in the Northeast, Craig Sumsky has been a disc jockey since he was a teenager. In 1992, he started Cutting Edge Entertainment and although his company is located across the train tracks of the Northeast line, he is still heavily tied to the area. Craig has maintained one of the top […]

 by Kayla Devon

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

Northeast: Residents Continue to Battle ‘Brazen’ Scrappers

In Mayfair and Holme Circle, residents are battling brazen scrappers who are not only taking scrap metal from curbside garbage but also right from people’s yards. Scrappers are defined as those who take scrap metal from curbside garbage and recycling and sell the metal to scrap yards for a few extra bucks. Pick-up trucks with […]