Posts Tagged ‘Northeast Philadelphia’

Remembering The City’s Last Potter’s Field

Remembering The City’s Last Potter’s Field

July 23, 2014  |  Vantage

Reporter Michael Buozis finds himself in the Far Northeast hunting down the city's last potter's field, its only marker spray painted on a utility pole > more

SEPTA, Freedom and Independence

SEPTA, Freedom and Independence

July 11, 2014  |  Last Light

Last month, Brad Maule, Chris Dougherty, Steve Ives, and Steve Weinik spent an entire day riding SEPTA. They started and stopped at 30th Street Station, and for the eight hours in between, they photographed their journeys using SEPTA's all-day Independence Pass > more

Frank Shuman: Finding The Future In Tacony, A Century Ago

Frank Shuman: Finding The Future In Tacony, A Century Ago

May 30, 2014  |  Vantage

The next episode of the rebooted Cosmos television series is bound to ruffle some feathers as it takes on climate change and the carbon-based reasons for it. But the topic, and ways to combat it, are nothing new. Over a hundred years ago, Frank Shuman devised a prototype for solar power in Tacony—then took it to Egypt to put it to work irrigating the Nile > more

When Kensington Was “Ground Zero” Of Child Labor

When Kensington Was “Ground Zero” Of Child Labor

May 20, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Mother Jones and the fight to limit child labor in Philadelphia, Mexican-American community growing, the stability of investing in Philly’s working-class shopping centers, and Clarke sponsors bills to allow for River Walk complex > more

School District Serious About Selling Properties, But Not Maintaining Them

School District Serious About Selling Properties, But Not Maintaining Them

May 8, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A federal study on mold deemed too expensive, Germantown High’s sale accelerated, lessons for bike share, and a northeast facility trades hands > more