Russian Community Gives And Receives At Choice Food Program

Victor Gavin is a familiar and friendly face to the staff and clients of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Choice Food Program at the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia.  He volunteers five days a week, stocking shelves, packing food
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Stack Praises Low-Interest Loan for Philly Business

State Sen. Mike Stack today praised a Northeast Philadelphia business for its commitment to local redevelopment and winning a low-interest loan from the state. Printfly Corporation, a custom printing, embroidery and screen shop will to acquire and renovate a new site in the Byberry East Industrial Park, creating 53 new jobs. “The competition for financial help from (more...)

Dietz and Watson Project to Receive $5 million Grant

The redevelopment project that will keep Dietz and Watson in Northeast Philadelphia will receive a $5 million state grant, state Sen. Mike Stack announced today. “Dietz and Watson is investing in the future of Northeast Philadelphia and I’m pleased that Pennsylvania can reward that good faith with an investment (more...)

2,400 Urban Students to Get Unique Water Education Experience

Officials Gather in Camden to Celebrate First Area Stop for ‘Canoemobile’ As many as 2,400 urban students will paddle the Delaware River and other area waterways, test the quality of the waters and learn about key water issues over the next two weeks as the national “Canoemobile” program rolls into Delaware (more...)

New Biogas Facility For Philadelphia Water Department

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug, Ameresco, Inc., Bank of America and other federal, state and local officials cut the ribbon and toured the new Biogas Cogeneration Facility at the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant. “This new facility (more...)

Summer Will Last Longer If You Join Philadelphia “Matryoshka” Festival

Summer will last longer if you join us! Philadelphia "Matryoshka" Festival continues the positive energy and happiness of the Summer. Come by on September 22nd. from 12pm - 6pm to Polanka Park and we'll all have a fun time there! Great open air location 15 minutes from Northeast (more...)

Methadone Clinic In NE Philadelphia “A Risk We Cannot Afford”

U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-13th) Northeast Philadelphia is a vibrant residential and commercial community. The presence of a proposed methadone clinic at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street in Holmesburg threatens the community’s quality of life, economic development and public safety. It’s a risk we cannot afford. For the (more...)

About “First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia”

Some personal thoughts regarding your article entitled “First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia”. First of all I would like to praise Lyudmila Makarova for this amazing idea, and “Teen Club” for their initial concept. But, I strongly disagree with the notion of depicting Russian heritage and diversity in (more...)

First Mural In Northeast Philadelphia

This is the area where the majority of the Russian-speaking population (about 220,000 people) resides.  It is a very nice and convenient place for living.  There are a lot of Russian-owned businesses in the area: numerous restaurants, doctors’ offices, body shops, adult day cares, etc. But at (more...)

Improvement Project on City’s Only State Park Commences is Groundbreaking

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park, the city’s only state park. “This city prides itself on the many parks that touch (more...)

USCIS Selects Philadelphia Organizations to Promote Citizenship

HIAS Pennsylvania has been selected to receive a grant from the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service’s Citizenship and Integration Grant Program to assist new Americans in the naturalization process.  A new initiative, the Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network (P-CAN) which includes HIAS Pennsylvania, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, New World Association (more...)

Holy Family Development Benefits the Community

Local lawmakers applauded today’s Philadelphia Housing Authority’s approval of Holy Family University’s plan for the former Liddonfield Homes site as an important and beneficial development for the Upper Holmesburg community of Northeast Philadelphia. State Sen. Mike Stack, state Rep. Mike McGeehan and City Councilman Bobby Henon (more...)

Amtrak Improvement Plan For Northeast Corridor

According to CBS News, Amtrak is out with a new capital investment plan for the Northeast Corridor , which merges years of work on improving existing service with a bold vision for the next four decades that could include an airport stop and a tunnel in Philadelphia. Amtrak (more...)

Temple-Fox Chase Merger Will Strengthen Health Care in the Region

State Sen. Mike Stack joined officials from Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Health System to mark the merger of the two health systems during a celebration at the cancer center. Fox Chase, a formerly independent facility located on Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, is (more...)

Stack, Tomlinson Announce Significant RACP Grant for Aria Health-Torresdale

State Sens. Mike Stack and Robert Tomlinson have secured $3 million in state funding for an expansion project at Aria Health-Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. The lawmakers presented the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to the hospital at a news conference. The Emergency Department construction project at Aria’s Torresdale campus will (more...)

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