Northeast Philadelphia: Those Who Live And Work On Roosevelt Boulevard Think They Know The Road’s Real Problem

Northeast Philadelphia: Those Who Live And Work On Roosevelt Boulevard Think They Know The Road’s Real Problem

Roosevelt Boulevard, the parkway that connects Northeast Philadelphia to the rest of the city and handles some 90,000 cars daily, has a reputation as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Residents, commuters, visitors and even government agencies have all stated that the road is generally inconvenient and unsafe for everyone who uses it, […]

 

Olney: Renewing a Historic Street

Olney: Renewing a Historic Street

Drive up one of Philadelphia’s most historic main streets and you will see longtime residents walking amongst new and vibrant residents, flashes of a city heading for the future. Stephanie Michel’s job begins at the meeting point of these two sides and it ends where they come together for the good of the community. Michel (above, […]

 by Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Northeast: Roosevelt Boulevard: Fusing Pedestrian-Friendly with Auto-Centric

Northeast: Roosevelt Boulevard: Fusing Pedestrian-Friendly with Auto-Centric

  100 years ago Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid 20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities like Fox Chase and Burholme who settled all-around the perimeters of the city. It was small-town America at its finest. That’s where […]

 By Kirsten Stamn and Pamela Seaton

Bell’s Corner: Loved Ones Deal With Woman’s Death on Roosevelt Boulevard

Bell’s Corner: Loved Ones Deal With Woman’s Death on Roosevelt Boulevard

Friends and family of Theresa Drobish, who went by Terri to those close to her, are still reeling from her untimely death about a month ago.  Drobish was walking with her young son Alexander on the southbound sidewalk of Roosevelt Boulevard near Strahle Street when she was struck by a Toyota Camry that had been forced […]