NFL Linebacker, Bike Coalition Praise First Protected Lane While Bykofsky Dissents
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NFL Linebacker, Bike Coalition Praise First Protected Lane While Bykofsky Dissents

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Streets Department announced plans to allocate funding for the city’s first protected bike lane to be built along Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland avenues, in Mayfair. “We had a councilman who wanted to do it,” said David J. Perri, Commissioner of the Streets Department. “It’s in the right cycle of … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders, Pope Francis I & Socialism in Philadelphia
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Bernie Sanders, Pope Francis I & Socialism in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – A now famous 2011 Pew Research poll found that America’s younger population differs greatly than past generations in regards to the notion of socialism. “Today, it has become much easier to talk about socialism,” said Dustin Guastella, co-chair of the Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America. “Some of the older folks in our organization … Continue reading

Profile: Former Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver
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Profile: Former Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver

PHILADELPHIA – In their hit song ‘Can’t Stop,’ the Red Hot Chili Peppers claimed that music was the “great communicator.” Clearly, they have never met former Democratic candidate for mayor Doug Oliver. Oliver, 40, – the former senior vice president for marketing and corporate communications at Philadelphia Gas Works and one-time spokesman for Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter – … Continue reading

Urban Exchange Project Brings Good Will to Roxborough
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Urban Exchange Project Brings Good Will to Roxborough

PHILADELPHIA – If you’ve driven along Ridge Avenue in Roxborough lately, you’re well aware of how irritating and distracting the uneven surface has become during PennDOT’s spring repaving process. In an attempt to avoid the elevated manhole covers, locals may have missed a new hidden gem. Eddie Gorman, 43, of Northern Liberties opened a new thrift store … Continue reading

Jerry’s Bar: Northern Liberties Dive Bar Turned Gastropub
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Jerry’s Bar: Northern Liberties Dive Bar Turned Gastropub

PHILADELPHIA – Gentrifying neighborhoods such as Northern Liberties and Fishtown are breeding grounds for small businesses. It seems that the like-minded residents of these communities believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and have a bias towards “progressive” decision-making when it comes to consumerism. The large network of bars and boutique shops, which are supported by the nearby denizens, … Continue reading