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 […]

 

Overbrook: A Sport You Don’t Have To See To Believe

Overbrook: A Sport You Don’t Have To See To Believe

Just because a sport is not featured on ESPN does not mean that it does not take incredible athletic ability. Goalball is one of many sports that blind or visually impaired people play and many compete in it at a high level all around the globe. Originally developed to rehabilitate visually impaired veterans who returned from World […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

North Philadelphia: Andy German of The Prep Says, “It All Comes Down to Coaching.”

Andy German is about to begin his first season as the head coach of St. Joseph’s Prep‘s lacrosse team. He was hired in October, replacing Eric Gregg, who stepped down after a six year tenure. Prior to taking The Prep job, German was an assistant coach at Villanova University, serving as their defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 […]

 

Roxborough: The Progressive “Sanctuary of Peace”

Roxborough: The Progressive “Sanctuary of Peace”

Mishkan Shalom was founded with the intention of providing exactly what its Hebrew name declares – a ‘sanctuary of peace’ for individuals from diverse backgrounds to join together as a unified community. The congregation originally formed in 1988 following a split from another Reconstructionist Jewish community in Media, Pa. due to political disagreements regarding the […]

 

Germantown: TCRC Philly Making Wrongs to Rights

A little more than a decade ago, Anthony Dickerson found himself in a Pennsylvania state prison serving a ten year sentence for racketeering and narcotics distribution. He described prison as place full of cliques. Like a scene out of a high school, you fell in where you fit in. Dickerson was different, he didn’t want […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Passion is an essential element in the development of communities in Northwest Philadelphia. Each of these individuals brings their own skill set in an effort to build a stronger community. They strive to improve their communities by instilling stability within families, reinforcing positive attitudes for children and providing invaluable guidance for adolescents. Rich Drayton (pictured […]

 

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

The LGBTQI communities have many leaders making a difference in Philadelphia. Here are 5 community heroes you should know. Regarded as a rocket in the Philadelphia lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, Samantha Giusti (above) has taken off. After nine years of working in the communities, Giusti has garnered the reputation of a compassionate powerhouse. Throughout […]

 

Chestnut Hill: United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia Keeping “Options” Open

Chestnut Hill: United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia Keeping “Options” Open

Tucked in the shadow of the hustle and bustle of Chestnut Hill, it is business as usual at United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. The large facility located on Mermaid Lane offers various programs for persons living with developmental disabilities. Take a walk down the whimsical hallways, full of kids’ toys and special mobile […]

 

Fishtown: Dealing with crime on West Thompson Street

Two men committed an armed robbery on the 100 block of West Thompson in Fishtown on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:05 a.m. The two suspects approached the victims wielding guns and demanded they empty their pockets. When one of the victims refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects fired three shots, one […]