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Pt.  Breeze Arson Investigation Begins

BY ELDON GRAHAM Point Breeze is still recovering from the alarming fire that tore through construction houses owned by South Philadelphia businessman Ori Feibush. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Philadelphia Field Division ruled that the cause of the fire was arson. Investigators have conducted a thorough examination of the fire scene and […]

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Bartram’s Garden Becomes A Trailhead

BY ELDON GRAHAM If you love biking, long walks, spring weather and fresh air, then the newly developed Bartram’s Mile Trail at Bartram’s Garden is a place for you to experience. The city finally completed its long-awaited community trail on the Southwest Philadelphia stretch of land along the Schuylkill River. Last Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney, […]

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URGENT CARE ON THE RISE: Quick, Cheap, Convenient, These Clinics Fill a Void

BY TONY WEST A new kind of health-care provider, unknown to our grandparents, has become an important option for Americans seeking treatment for what ails them. Urgent-care clinics began to form 40 years ago. They spread slowly into the Northeast but have become a basic feature of Philadelphia’s medical landscape in the last 10 years. […]

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Spring Reawakens Gardening Season

BY ELDON GRAHAM South Philadelphia is greener than some might think. As spring begins to engulf us in warmer weather, you can find oases of natural beauty blooming forth in neighborhoods from Point Breeze to Queen Village. Community gardens all across the city are enabled through the Neighborhood Garden Trust, an organization affiliated with the […]

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Broad St. Line to Navy Yard Needs Traction

BY ELDON GRAHAM Public transit in Philadelphia is generally strong, save for the temporary SEPTA strike the week before 2016 election, but when you look more deeply under the microscope you’ll notice some important parts of the city are not as accessible as others. The Broad Street Orange Line reaches a wide range of Philadelphia: […]

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New Name, Same Values in East Point Breeze

  By Eldon Graham Civic organizations in South Philadelphia often go unnoticed for the good deeds they strive to do. But when one group changes its name, it catches the eye. By any name, East Point Breeze Neighbors, formerly known as Newbold Neighbors, is about getting things done. On the last Wednesday of every month, […]

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Special Olympics Find South Philly Home

BY ELDON GRAHAM Parents of special-needs children know how difficult it is to raise a child with mental and physical disabilities. So when they get to chance to let their hair down and participate in a fun family event, that is something a parent can easily get behind. Thanks to Special Olympics Pennsylvania having recently […]

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Hawthorne Neighborhood Faces Change

By Eldon Graham Every third Monday in January, Philadelphia celebrates a national icon who courted controversy as the voice of the downtrodden. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was concerned about the rights of exploited workers, as well as those birthright citizens who were subjugated in their own skin. It didn’t matter if you were Caucasian, […]

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East Passyunk Goes Arctic

By Eldon Graham Passyunk Avenue was abuzz last weekend with the sights and chills of the second annual “Arctic Ave.,” a festive event featuring ice sculptures. People got to experience the avenue while taking in the frozen art, music, shopping specials and more. Anyone strolling down the avenue saw the uniquely crafted sculptures along the […]

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Holiday Giving, South Philly-Style: Making a South Philadelphia Christmas Wish

By Eldon Graham Taking Our South Philadelphia Streets Back, a nonprofit dedicated to providing communication and sharing resources with residents, businesses and local authorities, is reaching out to all of South Philly to deliver some wish fulfillment. As Samantha Regalbuto explained, the group wants to give back to the community by helping neighbors less fortunate […]

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