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JPCA Honors Longtime Juniata Resident Rose Marie Webster

The Juniata Park Civic Association gave a special honor to Rose Marie Webster at their monthly meeting in September. Kate Clarke, President of the JPCA, thanked Rose Marie for her many years of faithful service to the Juniata Park neighborhood. Rose Marie has been retiring from her many positions and duties in the neighborhood, preparing … Continue reading JPCA Honors Longtime Juniata Resident Rose Marie Webster

Sister Elaine George Sets Flight for Peru, and Juniata Will Miss Her

Forward by Tom Lineman, Juniata News Sister Elaine George is an amazing woman. For 16 years she has called Juniata her home. She lived and worked in Juniata, and jumped right into working for the betterment of the neighborhood in her “spare” time (as if any of us have spare time). She’s touched the lives … Continue reading Sister Elaine George Sets Flight for Peru, and Juniata Will Miss Her

Nine Organizations Unite to Let Mayor Kenney Know What is Needed in Kensington

When a City Council committee hearing was held in Kensington on August 11th, a recurring question was “Where is Jim Kenney?” Nine organizations have come together to let Mayor Jim Kenney know about some of the immediately actionable requests that were brought up at the meeting. Following is their letter: Kensington Neighborhood Planning Mayor Kenney, … Continue reading Nine Organizations Unite to Let Mayor Kenney Know What is Needed in Kensington

Kensington is Tired of the City’s Failure to Act on the Terrible Conditions in the Neighborhood

Councilmember Maria Quinones Sanchez held the hearing with community stakeholders and city officials to highlight Kensington’s significant problems. It was organized by City Council’s Committee on Public Health and Human Services. One city official was missing though — Mayor Jim Kenney. Sanchez said that that while the things that Kensington deals with are a citywide … Continue reading Kensington is Tired of the City’s Failure to Act on the Terrible Conditions in the Neighborhood

Juniata Proud: Sonny Ho Hosts the Grand Opening of ‘Next Gen’ Dunkin’

Sonny Ho came to Philadelphia in the 1980’s as a teenager where his family purchased their first house in the United States on the 3700 block of L Street in Juniata. He needed to get a job to help his family, and as fate would have it, the man who sold his house to Sonny’s … Continue reading Juniata Proud: Sonny Ho Hosts the Grand Opening of ‘Next Gen’ Dunkin’

Kensington Junior Welterweight remains unbeaten, moving up in the ranks

By Tim McCloskey In a scheduled four round bout at the sold out 2300 Arena in South Philly, Kensington southpaw Tyhler Williams (5-0, 4 KO) scored a decisive victory over Sunbury, PA’s Jordan Morales last Saturday night on the undercard of a Jeter Promotions event. The hard-hitting Williams was too much for Morales, as the ref called the … Continue reading Kensington Junior Welterweight remains unbeaten, moving up in the ranks

Boricua Restaurant Has Big Plans

    Opening a restaurant is always a big risk, and opening at the beginning of a pandemic is most certainly nerve-racking. For one family, who opened Boricua Restaurant last year, hard work, wonderful relationships and great food brought magnificent success.     “It’s been extremely exciting,” said Hector Serrano, who owns Boricua Restaurant at 1149 N. … Continue reading Boricua Restaurant Has Big Plans

St. Joan of Arc buildings are nominated for Historical status

     The St. Joan of Arc Parochial School building (now Deep Roots Charter School) at 3568 Frankford Avenue, and the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church building (now the Mission of St. Joan of Arc) at 3558 Frankford Avenue, have both been placed into nomination for Historical status in the Philadelphia Register of Historic … Continue reading St. Joan of Arc buildings are nominated for Historical status