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New children’s club promotes compassion among South Philadelphia students

As the social media landscape evolves, the number of opportunities for bullying concurrently increases.  In a day and age when individuals could be more susceptible to malice than ever before, a group of students in...

Back on his feet: South Philly native heads home from recovery

The doctors told Mike Weiner’s family he would never walk, talk or hear again. He remembers lying in the hospital bed, unable to move or listen to the heartbreaking conversation, only witnessing his family’s...

New green buildings in South Philadelphia receive regional recognition

  From the Italian Market to Grays Ferry, South Philadelphia is a growing home to some of the most energy-efficient buildings in the city.  Though their significance might not be recognizable at first glance, properties in...

Philly native transforms movie blog into screening space at Bok Building

While attending the former William Penn High School, Nicole Ayers filmed student-body activities and transformed the footage into miniature documentaries.  Though she’s since upgraded her camera, the North Philly native has paved a career led...

Calendar Events – October 2 Issue

Friday, October 4  Satin Slipper New Years Brigade’s Fall Bingo at 6:30 p.m. at EOM, 144 Moore St. Doors open 6:30 p.m/ bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, which includes 10 bingo game...

Third district community crime bulletin – September 23 to 29

From Sept. 23 to 29, there was one robbery throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with no arrests, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 180 with 52 arrests. During this same time, there...

New exhibition revamps Michelangelo’s masterpiece for modern times

Blanketing the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s iconic masterpiece, “The Last Judgment,” alludes to the ultimate fate of humanity as it faces the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Created in the 16th century,...

1812 Productions, a Whitman-based troupe, challenges conventional women’s roles in theater with “The Roommate.”

It’s widely known that there are limited roles for “women of a certain age” in theater.  However,  the scarcity speaks to more than just an age. It omits aspects of womanhood rarely conveyed through scripts. In...

New movie surrounding unconventional love story films in South Philadelphia 

Since the infancy of filmmaking, romance has been idealized on screen. Though such narratives of love often reveal happy endings, in reality, these conventional conclusions aren’t always the case.  For Fabian Farina, an Argentine native who...

Third district community crime bulletin – September 16 to 22

From Sept. 16 to 22, there were six robberies throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 179 with 51 arrests. During this same time, there...
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