Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral

Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral

In 1907, Bishop Sotor Stephen Ortynsky, the first bishop of the Ukrainian Catholics, purchased the old Cathedral Church. More than 100 years later, Ukrainian Catholics flock to a new cathedral on the same land Ortynsky bought. “Ukrainians have a strong identity not only to their faith, but also to their ethnicity,” director of communications John […]

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Northern Liberties: Liberty Lands Brings the Community Closer

Northern Liberties: Liberty Lands Brings the Community Closer

The Liberty Lands committee wakes up early many Saturday mornings not to drink coffee and relax but to plant trees, clean up trash and pull out weeds from more than 30 garden plots. Liberty Lands sits along North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, covering two acres of land. The existence and upkeep of this park is all […]

 

Germantown: United for a Better Community

Germantown: United for a Better Community

Joseph Manning started creating community enrichment projects when he was growing up. Now, he said he wants to be the positive adult presence that guides the youth of today, a role that he never had when he started out. His group, United For a Better Community, was started in 2006, and they focused mainly on […]

 By Kendra Allen and Marissa Oswald

Powelton Village: University Expansion Destroyed a Community

Powelton Village: University Expansion Destroyed a Community

[vimeo 54741376] It began with a seemingly innocuous trip to the mailbox on 36th and Hamilton Street on an April night in 1958. In-Ho Oh, a 26-year-old Korean exchange student studying political science at the University of Pennsylvania, walked out of the home he shared with his aunt and uncle intending to mail a letter, […]