Juniata Park: Alumni Keep Spirit Alive In Word And Deed

Juniata Park: Alumni Keep Spirit Alive In Word And Deed

When Northeast Catholic High School shuttered in 2010, many of its alums were understandably upset. Ask any of the graying men in their signature red caps and sweaters you might see around Northeast Philly, warming bar stools and diner booth seats: Their old haunt, the hallways and classrooms where they became men, was no more. […]

 

Mayfair and Rhawnhurst: Five Bakeries to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Mayfair and Rhawnhurst: Five Bakeries to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If there’s anything that ties residents of Northeast Philadelphia together, it’s the love of food and family. That same concept is what keeps some of Mayfair and Rhawnhurst’s long-standing bakeries in the hearts of their communities. Bakeries in the area have been closing up shop in recent years, as the neighborhoods’ demographics and economies attempt to catch […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphians had a lot to say when asked about the upcoming mayoral race. Issues such as education, revitalization and prison reform were all topics of discussion. “Right now you have two front runners that are political heavyweights,” said city councilman Bobby Henon of the Northeast’s 6th District. “They have different stories and come from different […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Diners You Have to Try in Northeast Philly

Diners are a staple in Northeast Philadelphia. With so many different choices on where to eat in one area, it’s important for those diners to have a certain quality the rest don’t. Mayfair Diner Manoli Lagoudakis and his uncle bought Mayfair Diner (above), located at 7373 Frankford Avenue,in 2006. Since buying it, they have welcomed their customers […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

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 […]

 

Rhawnhurst: Nonprofit Helping Students at Their Turning Point

Rhawnhurst: Nonprofit Helping Students at Their Turning Point

The entrance door on Castor Avenue swung open and Amanda Wible looked around, smiling. After spending her day behind a computer screen taking online classes at the Commonwealth Connections Academy, this was her chance to unwind. The 16-year old from the Northeast has been coming to Rhawnhurst Turning Point for about a year and a […]

 

Oxford Circle/Rhawnhurst: Residents Voice Concerns About Noise and Parking.

Oxford Circle/Rhawnhurst: Residents Voice Concerns About Noise and Parking.

Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Palumbo listened to a woman explain how an unlicensed bar is eroding the quality of life in Oxford Circle. “Why is it so difficult to get these illegal clubs shut down?” asked the woman, who requested she only be identified as a member of the Oxford Circle Civic Association out of […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. Two programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through the Klein JCC in Somerton, and the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. Both programs are designed to help families that may be in the “fringes […]

 By Haniyyah B. Sharpe

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

Northeast: Community Center Sale to Sant Properties Now Unlikely

With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff’s Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer. Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens said last week that brothers Ravinder “Robbie” and Hardeep Chawla will probably not follow through with a deal to purchase the […]