How To: Become A Bouncer

How To: Become A Bouncer

In 2011, City Council enacted a law with requirements for bouncers, one that prohibits bars and other places from employing security who have not completed a training course. Security jobs are one gateway to the workforce for those who may not have completed higher levels of education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Lynne Abraham Stresses Education as Campaign’s Top Issue

Chestnut Hill: Lynne Abraham Stresses Education as Campaign’s Top Issue

“I want to encourage people who live in and around Philadelphia to do something that I think we don’t do enough of, and that’s being proud of your city and being a cheerleader and a booster,” mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham said. Abraham joined the race for mayor of Philadelphia in November after a long career […]

 By Alyssa Andrews

East Falls: Meeting Addressed Home Security Concerns

East Falls: Meeting Addressed Home Security Concerns

The Philadelphia Police’s 39th District hosted a neighborhood meeting Monday night to discuss safety and security due to a recent string of robberies in the district, which includes part of East Falls. About fifteen citizens gathered at the district’s office to learn about prevention options and voiced their concerns to Officer Joseph Lukaitis. “Everybody gets […]

 By John 'Jay' Jones and Irene Kipervaser

Walnut Hill: Windermere Fire Leaves Residents Displaced, Disappointed

Walnut Hill: Windermere Fire Leaves Residents Displaced, Disappointed

A fire engulfed and eventually destroyed the Windermere Court Apartments in West Philadelphia. As if this wasn’t devastating enough, the aftermath proved to be even worse since the fire on Jan. 10. With the building declared imminently dangerous  by the Department of Licenses & Inspections, residents were unable to retrieve their valuables for over a […]

 By Ashlyn Coyne and Lucy Mushi

Fairhill: Lifelong Resident Shares Her Living Experience

Fairhill: Lifelong Resident Shares Her Living Experience

Living in Fairhill was not something originally planned for Melissa Dunbar. Dunbar, a 36-year-old, single mother who was raised in Fairhill, never had the intention to remain a resident of the neighborhood. Despite working in Bucks County, about an hour outside of the city, at a nursing home, something about Fairhill, its streets, the energy […]