Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral

Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral

In 1907, Bishop Sotor Stephen Ortynsky, the first bishop of the Ukrainian Catholics, purchased the old Cathedral Church. More than 100 years later, Ukrainian Catholics flock to a new cathedral on the same land Ortynsky bought. “Ukrainians have a strong identity not only to their faith, but also to their ethnicity,” director of communications John […]

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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood. “Certain neighborhoods were settled by individuals from certain parts of Europe or were […]

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Poplar: Community Learning Farm Fills Need, Establishes Roots

Poplar: Community Learning Farm Fills Need, Establishes Roots

Federation of Neighborhood Centers Philly seeks to create partnerships with organizations to provide workforce training, re-entry services, improved food access, youth development and urban farming. It accomplishes these goals through one of its initiatives, the FNC Community Learning Farms. The oldest of its three farms was founded in 2005 next to the East Poplar Playground […]

 

Poplar: Concilio Helps Community Make Informed Decisions

Poplar: Concilio Helps Community Make Informed Decisions

It is not an exaggeration to say that there are hundreds of concerns that come to mind during the process of buying a home. From qualifying for mortgages to what to look for in a property, it’s hard to do everything right without help. The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations – simply known as Concilio […]

 

Northern Liberties: The Foodery Finds Creative Ways to Meet the Needs of Customers and the Law

Northern Liberties: The Foodery Finds Creative Ways to Meet the Needs of Customers and the Law

The Foodery, a craft beer bottle shop located in Northern Liberties is one place in the city that is set for Philly Beer Week. The celebration lasts 10 days, starting last Friday and running to June 8. The Foodery has more than 900 beers for customers to choose from, as well as a variety of […]

 By Angela M. Mayo, Samantha Ortiz and Tasia N. Morgan

Plan Philly: Under East Poplar’s Golden Dome

Plan Philly: Under East Poplar’s Golden Dome

[vimeo 68245164] It is not uncommon for a church to reach out to its community. Known for its golden dome architecture, the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is no different. When the church opened in 1966 on North Franklin Street, there were about 1,000 families within the parish. All of the members put […]