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Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Pennepack Baptist Church is one of the oldest houses of worship in the Commonwealth and for Fred Moore, secretary for the Northeast Philadelphia History Network, the center of what would become the Great Northeast. Amongst the sun dappled headstones of the church’s cemetery, Moore explained how and why the organization he belongs to is dedicated to preserving […]

 

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

More than a dozen men, arms linked, spanned the Pennypack Creek. They trudged through the murky water looking for the body of a Father Judge High School student. The boy, Nicky Simonetti, 14, went missing two days earlier after he dove into the creek to save a friend, who had fallen over the waterfall created […]

 

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Both the Delaware and Schuylkill river waterfronts are undergoing a transformation that has essentially been a century in the making. Places like Penn’s Landing and Schuylkill River Park are iconic waterfront getaways for residents seeking an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, there remains a handful of places that have stayed […]