West Poplar: Jose Morales Sets His Sights On Firearms Safety Education

West Poplar: Jose Morales Sets His Sights On Firearms Safety Education

The city office that issues gun permits sits directly across the street from the Philly Firearms Academy run by Jose D. Morales. It would seem to be an ideal location for Morales, who opened up shop in 2013. But it’s been less busy than he anticipated. “If I get one or two people a day saying, ‘I […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Now the head of community engagement at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, Tyrone Williams has worked his whole life trying to better his community. From a young age, Williams took an active interest in reaching out to people. He estimated his history in community outreach went back to when he was 11-years old and a […]

 

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Hardena Resto Waroeng Surabaya is home to authentic Indonesian food located on the corner of Hicks and Moore streets in Newbold. Customers can enjoy tahu seafood, tempe orek, beef ending, bala bala (an Indonesian favorite of fried vegetables) and more, all cooked with love by Ena Widjojo. Ena Widjojo, her husband Harry Widjojo and their […]

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Pennsport: A Union Leader’s Voice Worth Hearing

Pennsport: A Union Leader’s Voice Worth Hearing

Kathleen Kramer is a 5th grade teacher at Vare-Washington Elementary School and a union leader for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. She has been the Union Leader for six years and has many responsibilities, including informing staff of any union issues and keeping track of vision and dental forms. What is the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers? […]

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Politics: Republican City Councilman At-Large Al Taubenberger’s Focus is Jobs

Politics: Republican City Councilman At-Large Al Taubenberger’s Focus is Jobs

If at first you don’t succeed, try five more times. At least that’s what Al Taubenberger did. Taubenberger failed in his five previous runs for office — twice for U.S. representative, once for mayor, once for state representative, and once for city council at-large, losing his last election by a mere 163 votes. But in […]

 

Mantua: Longtime Resident Witnesses Transformation of the Neighborhood

Mantua: Longtime Resident Witnesses Transformation of the Neighborhood

Near 35th Street and Mantua Avenue, next to the bustling trains traveling east and west, sits is a quiet home. The owner of that home, now at the age of 73, has seen Mantua transform for almost seven decades. Obidiah Anderson has been a Mantua resident for the past 69 years. Anderson’s parents and her 11 […]

 

Olney: Principal Works to Improve Safety, Academics at Reunited High School

Olney: Principal Works to Improve Safety, Academics at Reunited High School

Olney Charter High School was once a building housing two separate high schools. Imagine walking into school with a friend and having him or her go right to enter Olney High School East while you stayed left towards Olney High School West. This was the case for the two failing schools in Philadelphia’s Olney section […]

 

West Kensington: Caught Up in Kensington’s Game

West Kensington: Caught Up in Kensington’s Game

Kensington Avenue is often considered one of the most dangerous streets in Philadelphia. Cops posted on most major intersections, drug dealers and junkies alike calling out from all directions, combined with the screeches of the El looming overhead, make up the busy promenade of sights and sounds some distastefully refer to as the “badlands.” However, […]