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Port Richmond: One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

Port Richmond: One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

Robert McCormac is a firm believer in the saying that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” McCormac started out in the salvage business, learning from Jomar retail shop owner, Dick Segal. Segal taught him how to take anything and sell it. After working in the salvage business for many years, McCormac decided to try his luck […]

 

East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community

East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community

The Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that has offered free support and advocacy to victims and witnesses of crimes in South Philadelphia since its establishment in 1989. The advocates from the Victim/Witness Service work with victims of crimes that occur within the three South Philadelphia police districts. These districts are the […]

 

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

Many Philadelphia seniors are eligible for property tax rebates even if they rent. People as young as 50 years old qualify if they are widowed, and disabled residents as young as 18 can also qualify. Otherwise, the age requirement is 65. For some, it’s possible $975 could be returned if certain criteria is met. If […]

 

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 […]