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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Moss wrote about the church, which is at 7th and Brown streets, in his 2004 book “Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia.” The church celebrated its 100...

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art opened in 1975 at Broad and Green streets in the historic Congregation Rodeph Shalom building. It aims to host two to three...

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The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception opened in 1966 at 830 North Franklin Street. The church was the second cathedral that opened in the city for Ukrainian Catholics, said Ken Hutchins (above), who’s the project facilitator of the church.

    Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History
    The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood.
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Feb 14

Comedy: Good Good Comedy Theatre’s Kate Banford Making Philly Fun

Kate Banford is the co-founder of Good Good Comedy Theatre, located near 11th and Race streets in Chinatown. Constantly trying out new shows with the reoccurring “Five Dollar Comedy Week,” Good Good Comedy strives to put on a variety of quality shows at an affordable price.

    Comedy: Good Good Comedy Theatre's Kate Banford Making Philly Fun
    Kate Banford is the co-founder of Good Good Comedy Theatre, located near 11th and Race streets in Chinatown. Constantly trying out new shows with the reoccurring "Five Dollar Comedy Week," Good Good Comedy strives to put on a variety of quality shows at an affordable price.
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Feb 12

Brewerytown: Five Cafes That Serve Coffee With a Twist

Located at 2713 W. Girard Ave., Le Cat Cafe serves Brewerytown locals coffee and cats. The cafe is the first cat...

The Monkey & the Elephant, located at 2831 W. Girard Ave., opened in 2008 as the city’s first non-profit coffee shop. The M&E...

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...customers who want to indulge in both breakfast and lunch. However, the cafe, located at 1233 N. 31st St., also combines the needs of the neighborhood and the rising business energy in the area...

...to serve the needs of those on the run. You can find this cafe at 1900 W. Girard Ave.

...the newest cafes to call Brewerytown home, Cafe de Lave is already turning heads at 1363 N. 31st St. With its modern twist to design and decor, this cafe is one to witness for...

    Brewerytown: Five Cafes That Serve Coffee With a Twist
    There's no question that Brewerytown has seen numerous changes over the years. Once known for its many breweries, it is now recognized for the new establishments in the area - especially the cafes. In a city filled with cafes and restaurants, it's hard to stand out.
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Feb 12

Comedy: Five Open Mics You Can Find On A School Night

...Laughs on Philly” is held every Monday at Ortlieb’s, located near Third and Poplar streets and is hosted by Teddy Hanson. Sign-ups for the show start at 7...

On Tuesday nights, Paddy Whacks Pub, on the corner of Second and South streets, host the “Whacked Out Open Mic” which runs from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m and sign-ups begin at 8:30 p.m.

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Victoria Freehouse, near the corner of Front and Market streets, host its weekly open mic night, “Freehouse Comedy,” on Wednesdays from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Each open mic starts with a raffle that can be entered by buying a drink prior to the start of the show.

The second floor of Raven Lounge, near 17th and Sansom streets, is one of Philly’s most-renowned open mics, “Philly Comedy Attic.” Every Thursday at 8 p.m., Raven Lounge opens its doors to local comedians, with a showcase beginning at 9 p.m. and an open mic immediately after.

    Comedy: Five Open Mics You Can Find On A School Night
    The Philadelphia comedy scene consists of an array of brave comics who have a close bond with each other and aren't afraid to expand their network at open mic nights throughout the city. These free events are a way to socialize with the comedy community, as well as a chance to test your courage.
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Jan 03

Bella Vista: Anastasi Seafood Is A Family Affair

Located at 1101 S. Ninth St. since 1996, Anastasi Seafood features a dining room that seats its guests and serves a wide array of seafood from around the world. It also has a full-service bar and a takeout section that offers its full menu.

    Bella Vista: Anastasi Seafood Is A Family Affair
    Anastasi Seafood has become a household name in South Philadelphia, as this family-run business has stayed true to its claim of serving seafood in the Italian Market for more than 80 years. Located at 1101 S. Ninth St. since 1996, Anastasi Seafood features a dining room that seats its guests and serves a wide array of seafood from around the world.
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Jan 02

Bella Vista: Esposito’s Meats Transcends Generations

Attilio Esposito and his Italian-American immigrant family opened their first shop in 1911 at 1009 S. Ninth St., serving various meats for more than four generations.

After success and local backing, the Espositos moved into their current location at 1001 S. Ninth St., with intentions to expand. More success followed, and just a few short years into the next decade, Esposito’s operated its own slaughterhouse.

    Bella Vista: Esposito's Meats Transcends Generations
    Esposito's Meats has used its family-first and community-based business model to become the cornerstone butcher shop in South Philadelphia for its 106 years in existence. Attilio Esposito and his Italian-American immigrant family opened their first shop in 1911 at 1009 S. Ninth St., serving various meats for more than four generations.
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Dec 28

East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community

...South Philadelphia police districts. These districts are the Philadelphia Police Department 1st District, headquartered at 24th and Wolf streets, the Philadelphia Police Department 3rd District, headquartered at 11th and Wharton streets and the...

...District, headquartered at 24th and Wolf streets, the Philadelphia Police Department 3rd District, headquartered at 11th and Wharton streets and the Philadelphia Police Department 17th District, headquartered at 20th and Federal streets...

    East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community
    The Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that has offered free support and advocacy to victims and witnesses of crimes in South Philadelphia since its establishment in 1989. The advocates from the Victim/Witness Service work with victims of crimes that occur within the three South Philadelphia police districts.
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Dec 27

Pennsport: Christ Church South Philly Welcomes Community

Located at 229 Moore St., Christ Church South Philly has already amassed more than 80 members in its two-year existence.

    Pennsport: Christ Church South Philly Welcomes Community
    Christ Church South Philly has impacted its Pennsport church community, emphasizing to its congregation the importance of love, family and praising Jesus Christ. The church began when its pastor, Jeff Boettcher (pictured below), wanted to broaden his horizons, start his own church and turned to church planting.
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Dec 22

Grays Ferry: Vare Recreation Center Reopens But Still Needs Work

After being forced to close down due to structural concerns in mid-October, Vare reopened on Dec. 4. The building at 2600 Morris St. was repaired to the point where it was no longer declared unsafe, allowing the activities normally there to return.

    Grays Ferry: Vare Recreation Center Reopens But Still Needs Work
    "Originally, we had no idea of when we were going to reopen," said Gina Batavick, the recreational leader at Vare Recreation Center. "We had a community meeting the last week of October and they told us four to six weeks, so they're basically on target for six weeks."
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Dec 20

Kingsessing: African Cultural Alliance Pushes For Small Businesses

That changed last month, when she opened Nafisa’s Kitchen, near 57th Street and Chester Avenue.

Perched above an African hair braiding salon near 55th Street and Chester Avenue,  the African Cultural Alliance of North America can be easy to miss. But ACANA has been providing services for African immigrants since 1999. 

    Kingsessing: African Cultural Alliance Pushes For Small Businesses
    As a young child in Liberia helping her mother and aunt in the kitchen, Nafisa Sillah stumbled upon her passion for cooking. "I would mess up the food but I would fix it, cook, cook, and then, I just enjoyed it," Sillah said. "I would cook and feed everybody, even if I don't eat."
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Dec 19

East Kensington: Neighbors Work To Preserve Letterly Green

The stretch of land that spans the 2000 block of Letterly Street and the 2400 block of Amber Street is a mix of private residential properties and publicly owned properties. In 2012, community members met to decide what the future of the open space would be.

The stretch of land that spans the 2000 block of Letterly Street and the 2400 block of Amber Street is a mix of private residential properties and publicly owned properties. In 2012, community members met to decide what the future of the open space would be.

    East Kensington: Neighbors Work To Preserve Letterly Green
    Stephanie Koenig, 36, moved to the East Kensington area with her husband, Lewis Colburn, in 2009. The couple, both sculptors who found studio space in Philadelphia, bought a house across the street from Letterly Green, an empty plot of land that spans half a block long, two years later.
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Dec 15

Fishtown: Yoga Instructor Strives for Deeper Impact Through Practice

The yoga studio at 2220 Frankford Ave. is home of the Philadelphia location, the other Grace & Glory is found in New Jersey...

    Fishtown: Yoga Instructor Strives for Deeper Impact Through Practice
    Contrary to its name, the wild ride that comes with owning Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown is not always a smooth or graceful one for Brittany Everett. The yoga studio at 2220 Frankford Ave. is home of the Philadelphia location, the other Grace & Glory is found in New Jersey, and opened in 2015.
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Dec 13

Sharswood: Vaux High School Reopens Under New Management

...and Big Picture Philadelphia, an education nonprofit organization, opened Vaux Big Picture High School on Master Street near 23rd. The school, which reopened in September, currently has 126 ninth-grade students and plans to...

    Sharswood: Vaux High School Reopens Under New Management
    Kelvin Jeremiah was shocked when he spoke to children from the Sharswood Blumberg towers that many of them didn't know the "Rocky steps" were in Philadelphia. Many of them had never been to the Philadelphia Museum of Art or seen the Liberty Bell.
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Dec 06

Kingsessing: In Changing Neighborhood, ‘Play Terrains’ Project Opens Dialogue

Talarowski, a new resident in West Philadelphia, moved just north of Kingsessing in 2012 to attend graduate school at Penn. Though she lives on the 4800 block of Springfield— a mere three blocks away from Benjamin— something as simple as 49th street can create a sharp divide between neighborhoods.

    Kingsessing: In Changing Neighborhood, 'Play Terrains' Project Opens Dialogue
    "There's no race, there's no economic status related to play," Talarowski said. "Everybody plays. That's what we do. It's like a basic human nature." Now, she's making play more accessible in her own West Philadelphia zip code. "Kingsessing [library] actually has a beautiful facade," Talarowski said.
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