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Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Bustleton: Immigrant Businesses Booming Along Bustleton Avenue

Northeast Philadelphia has become a home for small immigrant businesses. Shopping centers along Bustleton Avenue feature many thriving businesses owned by immigrants from all over the world. With his restaurant not even two months old, Georgian Bread owner Imeda Londaridze looks forward to giving customers a taste from his old country. Despite his excitement to […]

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Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

Northeast: Five Cheesesteaks That Rival South Philly’s

South Philadelphia is not the only the neighborhood to get Philly’s famous steak sandwich. Hidden within the Northeast’s sprawling landscape of mini shopping malls you can find five cheesesteaks that rival their South Philly brethren, like, Jim’s, Geno’s, Tony Luke’s and Pat’s. Wit Or Witout Named the best cheesesteak in 2009 by Philly Magazine, Wit or […]

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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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Mayfair: Collie Mills Never Wanted to Be a Tattoo Artist

Mayfair: Collie Mills Never Wanted to Be a Tattoo Artist

Collie Mills graduated from the University of Arts in Philadelphia in 2008 with a degree in illustration. Not that he ever thought he would find a career doing what he is doing. “I never wanted to be a tattoo artist.” Mills said. “It was until I started getting tattoos that really inspired me.” Mills (above) searched on […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

 

Mayfair: Putting Used Goods To Good Use

Mayfair: Putting Used Goods To Good Use

At first glance, the interior of The Camouflage Rhino looks and feels just like any other thrift store you may have visited. Racks of clothing, second-hand furniture and various used appliances fill the sales floor. However, after learning about the store’s mission, these items suddenly have a noble purpose. The Camouflage Rhino employs area vets […]

 

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

It’s impossible to talk about Northeast Philadelphia without mentioning Frankford Avenue. Known to Mayfair insiders as The Avenue, Frankford Avenue was once a thriving business district in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. Residents recall a time when Frankford Avenue was filled with retail shops, theaters and restaurants. Since then, businesses have come and gone. A […]

 

Tacony: Jack Costello’s Boxing Club Aids Northeast Philadelphia’s Youth

Tacony: Jack Costello’s Boxing Club Aids Northeast Philadelphia’s Youth

The Jack Costello Boxing Club is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1996 by Tim Costello and his family in honor of his late father. “After he passed, we figured what the heck,” said owner Tim Costello. “We actually grew up across the street right in this neighborhood and wanted to give back. This […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Although Northeast Philadelphia is a large and well-traveled area, there are still many interesting things that are overlooked and unknown about the neighborhood. Here are five things you may not know about Northeast Philadelphia. _____________________________________ 1. The Northeast section of Philadelphia is divided into two regions: Near Northeast and Far Northeast. Far Northeast is commonly referred […]

 

Northeast: Frankford Avenue Eateries Offer Classic Philly Fare

The intersection known simply as Cottman and Frankford is one of the most well known street crossings in Mayfair. But just two blocks northeast on the 7300 block of Frankford Avenue sit three of the more iconic eateries in Philadelphia. Wit or Witout? Philly Cheesesteaks, better known as WoW, sits near the middle of the […]

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