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Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Christine DeJesus has been working as the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory coordinator for four years and she has a plethora of responsibilities. She cares strongly about the Frankford community, which is why she has devoted her time to supporting and assisting its residents, and working to solve the problems occurring in the area. DeJesus said the […]

 

Olde Kensington: Families Bond at Second State Press Art Workshop

Olde Kensington: Families Bond at Second State Press Art Workshop

For children, arts and crafts are nothing without getting your hands messy. And they’re even better when families can be involved. Both elements were included at Second State Press earlier this month for its PECO Second Saturdays workshop. Second State Press is a communal printmaking workshop housed in the Crane Arts building in Olde Kensington. They invite artists […]

 By Haniyyah B. Sharpe

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff’s Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer. Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens said last week that brothers Ravinder “Robbie” and Hardeep Chawla will probably not follow through with a deal to purchase the […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

Penn’s Landing: Mexican Independence Day Festival

Penn’s Landing: Mexican Independence Day Festival

Wind from the Delaware River whipped through crowds of people, some dressed in traditional Mexican garb while others simply wore jeans and T-shirts.  The breeze flowed through tents and stands filled with crafts, jewelry and clothing, and carried the alluring smell of traditional Mexican food to every nose in the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. […]

 By Amanda Gregory and Andrew Lecointe

South Philadelphia: Making Your Home Better

South Philadelphia: Making Your Home Better

The South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) held a general members meeting Wednesday night to discuss better energy alternatives for your home. Kate Ryan, project coordinator with the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) and David Staller from Mercury Solar Systems were guest speakers at the meeting. Ryan and Staller are both new residents to the South […]