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Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

Somerton: Looking Back, Byberry “Got Twisted Along The Way”

It has been a decade since the 2006 demolition of much of what was once the Philadelphia State Hospital, more commonly known as Byberry. The mental health institution, established in 1906, quickly found itself in constant battle for funding among the city of Philadelphia, the state and the hospital’s staff — all, many said, at […]

 By Jessica Herring

Fairhill: Rehabilitation Center’s Successful Approach to Recovery

Fairhill: Rehabilitation Center’s Successful Approach to Recovery

“Show me a disco move you remember,” Alan Alper said. As the screen on the wall flashed with sequined disco balls, the sound of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” echoed throughout the room as Alper brazenly disco danced around the room. “Show me your moves!” Alper yelled. Alper and the crowd watching his performance were individuals recovering […]