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Business pivots during pandemic 

The year 2020 proved to be a rough time for small business owners, but Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico have found a way to keep pressing forward. The husband and wife team of restaurant owners...

Fiedler named Subcommittee Chair on Progressive Policies for Working People

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., has been named chair of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People. Fiedler, whose district covers parts of South Philadelphia, was appointed by House Democratic Caucus Policy Committee Chairman...

St. Gabe’s, Epiphany of Our Lord designated to city’s Register of Historic Places

Two South Philly Roman Catholic churches, St. Gabriel in Grays Ferry and Epiphany of Our Lord in Lower Moyamensing, made their way onto the city’s list of historically designated places Friday morning by way...

Reinvigorating the entrepreneurial spirit

Craig Shoemaker and Kent Griswold have been teaming up for projects since they were in class together as kids, although sometimes unbeknownst to the teacher. “Kent was the smartest guy in third grade and I...

Hair Cuttery donates to Philabundance

The Hair Cuttery Family of Brands recently donated $1,500 to Philabundance. Hair Cuttery participated in the #GivingTuesday global generosity movement on Dec. 1 by donating $1 from every haircut at its salons throughout the...

Marian Anderson Museum receives $5,000 check from office of Kenyatta Johnson

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson visited the historic National Marian Anderson Museum on Wednesday afternoon to present a $5,000 check to the museum’s CEO, Jillian Patricia Pirtle. The money comes at a critical time for...

Helping minorities advance in Big Tech

Leon Noel admits his path wasn’t perfect. But he’s paving the way for others to succeed. The South Philly native, who grew up at 12th and Wolf streets, made a brave decision to drop out...

Sleeping in style

Thousands of local residents will sleep a little more comfortably after a generous holiday donation. Local nonprofit organization Half A Million Kids dropped off about 4,500 pairs of pajamas to Universal Audenried Charter High School...

Here at last: The South Philly Food Co-op is open for business

After 10 years of organizing, the day has finally come. The South Philly Food Co-op finally became a reality Wednesday afternoon as the store opened its doors to customers at noon.  "I am ecstatic we...

 ‘Mini Claus’ makes it a Merry Christmas

Brian Corazo’s Christmas list was straight to the point. Sure, the 11-year-old from South Philly’s Whitman neighborhood wouldn’t mind seeing a PlayStation 5 under his tree this year. But Corazo wanted something else much more:...
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