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Local streamer donates $10,000 of toys

Oxford Circle resident Alex Benabe, better known as Destroy_215 to his 224,000 Twitch followers, raised $10,000 via video game live streams to buy toys for Toys for Tots. This is Benabe’s second consecutive year buying...

Bianca’s back

When Bianca Ryan returned to the America’s Got Talent stage in 2019, she knew she had something to prove. More than a decade had passed since she was crowned the show’s first-ever winner at...

2300 Arena stands tall during pandemic

It still has the history. It now has the comfort and cleanliness, too. The 2300 Arena, located at 2300 S. Swanson St. in South Philadelphia, started out as a warehouse for Mummers, who would build and...

Local family donates 1,000th bike

In 2011, Oxford Circle resident Chris Guinan fixed up five bicycles to donate to neighborhood kids who weren’t fortunate enough to have bikes. It was a simple act of kindness with no intentions of...

97 years young

The birthday balloons and decorations in her Bustleton apartment may give away the fact that she recently turned 97, but anyone talking to Charlotte Bowman would think they’re speaking with someone much younger. At nearly...

New Oxford Circle mural incites liberty, unity

Walking along Bustleton Avenue in Oxford Circle, pedestrians will notice a colorful new mural along the side of a building at the intersection with Glenview Street. The art, the latest project completed by Mural...

Showing off Northeast Philly

Jason Sherman noticed a lot of people were visiting and taking selfies in front of Four Seasons Total Landscaping at 7347 State Road. The family business rose to national recognition following an unlikely new...

Taking the long road

Sometimes in life, it pays off to take the long road. In the case of Ethan and Sally, two lovestruck characters dreamed up by Mayfair resident Christopher Tait, taking the long road on the drive...

JEVS offering job search, career help

At age 62, Catherine Blum moved to Northeast Philadelphia for the first time, settling down in Bustleton to be closer to her family. Before moving from Scranton last December she worked 50-hour weeks in...

Music for a good cause

The Leigh Leckerman Foundation presented a drive-in concert featuring David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket on Saturday night at the Neshaminy Mall parking lot, near the former Sears. WMMR’s Pierre Robert announced the performers at the...
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