Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Olney: Cardinal Dougherty and an Alumni Soccer Match Worth Watching – Steve Schmidt, 1985 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, helped organize a reunion soccer match to take place in Wildwood, New Jersey this Saturday (via The […]

 

Center City: ‘Philadelphia Is Baltimore’ Rally Floods Streets

Center City: ‘Philadelphia Is Baltimore’ Rally Floods Streets

Around the world, demonstrations are taking place in support of the Baltimore protestors and to highlight police brutality and racial issues in their own cities in the wake of the Freddie Gray death. Yesterday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, dubbed ‘Philadelphia is Baltimore,’ outside of City Hall in Center City. The rally started at Dilworth […]

 

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 23 year-old Mantua resident Marquise Williams was shot dead outside of the H&H Daycare and Learning Center. Located at 40th and Poplar streets, the H&H Daycare and Learning Center serves both Mantua and the Mill Creek neighborhoods. 40 children were inside the building when gunfire erupted in […]

 By Jared Brooks and Timothy Brennan

Fairhill: Neighborhood Mourns Loss of its ‘Mayor’

Fairhill: Neighborhood Mourns Loss of its ‘Mayor’

When I came to Fairhill to get interviews about the death of an esteemed resident, I must admit I was a little nervous. James Hall, affectionately known as “The Mayor” or “Bus,” meant a lot to those who grew up in the area. I expected a backlash as I was an outsider wanting to speak […]