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Faerest of them all

Brianna Bennett may not have a magic mirror on the wall, but she still knows who is faerest of them all. The Somerton resident recently self-published her debut novel Faerest, a modern-day retelling of the...

15th-century painting becomes local meme

  In an unexpected testament to the timelessness art can wield, a 1400s Early Netherlandish painting has recently blown up in the Northeast Philadelphia spotlight thanks to a social media observation that evolved into a...

Settlement Music School gets new director

For years, Matthew Clayton dreamed of becoming a professor and passing his knowledge of music to the next generation. Now he has that opportunity as the new director at the Kardon-Northeast branch of Settlement...

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...
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