Immigration: Councilman Mark Squilla Helps Serve Immigrant Communities

Immigration: Councilman Mark Squilla Helps Serve Immigrant Communities

Councilman Mark Squilla is the councilman for the First District in Philadelphia City Council. Squilla is the representative for several Philadelphia neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Kensington, Bella Vista, Northern Liberties, Fishtown and Port Richmond. A native of South Philadelphia, Squilla has been engaged in public service for close to 30 years, serving on the Philadelphia Democratic […]

 

Northern Liberties: Five Unique Places To Find Caffeine

Northern Liberties: Five Unique Places To Find Caffeine

Northern Liberties has no shortage of cafés to get caffeine. Throughout this small section of Philadelphia, a number of places offer something unique or with twist to give customers something different to try.   One Shot Coffee One Shot Coffee (seen above), located at 217 W. George St., has a menu full of unique drinks including […]

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Northern Liberties: The Nuance Behind The Neighborhood

Northern Liberties: The Nuance Behind The Neighborhood

Someone walking down American Street through Northern Liberties would see many sleek, modern homes mixed with niche places to shop and eat. They might hear echoes of thumping and clanking from new construction and definitely a few barking dogs. The neighborhood wasn’t always a hub of expansion. Similar to small towns along the Rust Belt, […]

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Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Like other parts of the city, Northern Liberties’ housing market has rapidly expanded in recent years. It seems as if every other street is restricted by orange construction barricades. By the time the seasons change, they’re gone, a new building is up and an old brick home is being demolished. New construction often comes with […]

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Northern Liberties: Tax Reform Plans Separate Trump, Clinton

Northern Liberties: Tax Reform Plans Separate Trump, Clinton

As this unpredictable election season enters its final week, tax reform is easily overshadowed by the new scandal of the day. But without taxes, the government wouldn’t have the money to build a border wall or fund universal health care. The candidates’ tax plans are a cornerstone of their economic agendas and, at the same […]

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Callowhill: Jaime Salm and Mio Culture

Callowhill: Jaime Salm and Mio Culture

In 1997, Jaime Salm moved to the United States from Colombia with a creative eye for design and a strong value for environmental protection. It wasn’t until after college that he would merge the concepts together to form his own sustainable design company. After getting denied by a number of schools in New York, Salm […]

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Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helping Donor Families Honor Their Lost Loved Ones

Northern Liberties: Gift of Life Helping Donor Families Honor Their Lost Loved Ones

Ed Milbourne was driving up to the Poconos with his friend on a blustery November day in 1997. Icy conditions had left them extra wary, so they decided to pull over to the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to inspect the tires on their Jeep. After finding no issues with the vehicle, they returned to […]

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Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for its top music venues, restaurants, open mic nights and things to do when it comes to nightlife in the City of Brotherly Love. However, there are hidden treasures within the brick walls and cobblestone streets of Philadelphia. Here are five places to check out next time you’re looking to hear some […]

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Kensington/Northern Liberties: Five Coffee Shops Worth Visiting

Kensington/Northern Liberties: Five Coffee Shops Worth Visiting

Gentrification of Northern Liberties and Kensington has shifted these neighborhoods into a new direction. With many diverse people living the area, it has caused a rise in the openings of new cafes. According to a 2015 report on the city’s independent economy published by the Center City District, the number of self-employed people ranges from 30,000 to 35,000. Some come to cafes to […]

 

Northern Liberties: With Increased Crime Comes Self-Defense Classes

Northern Liberties: With Increased Crime Comes Self-Defense Classes

After a 20-year-old waitress named Sabina O’Donnell was beaten, raped and strangled in Northern Liberties five years ago, Lawrence Whitaker, chief instructor of at Urban Defense on 6th Street near Fairmount Avenue, knew he needed to do something so the same wouldn’t happen to others. He started a class, Defense for Women, which teaches women the skills […]

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