Login

Where Kids Can Be Kids

Frankie’s World celebrates 10 years of day care for medically fragile children

(Photo Left) Members of the Frankie’s World board and staff in North Philadelphia. From left, Steve Schwartz, Jerry Szucs, Richard Sczucs, Alexandra Buczek, Conny Lockwood, and Paul Lockwood. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Frankie’s World, a sprawling day care center in Northern Liberties, has all the equipment a little kid loves: tot-sized tables and chairs, colorful play mats, oversized picture books, a teepee and an indoor swing.

It also has some items not spotted in a typical day care: wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, racks for handling medical tubes and equipment for monitoring seizures.

Together, they contribute to the kind of environment that makes...

Read more...

Beyond Expectations

North Philly youth overcomes hardship to win GED award, scholarship

(Photo Left) St. Gabriel’s Hall English teacher Nicole Yezik (left), Catholic Human Services Secretary James Amato, Felix Alberto, James Buro of St. Gabriel’s Hall and Joseph Lavoritano, Catholic Social Services&rsquo...

Read more...

New heights for little DJ

11-year-old outpaces adults in scoring big gigs

(Photo Left) Dylan Curtis, also known as DJ D-ILL, spins tunes. Photo courtesy of Amos Curtis.

Deejaying is a family affair of sorts for the Curtis family. There’s dad Amos, who fell into the craft, admittedly...

Read more...

Marking History

Pennsylvania Slave Trade marker is latest in historian’s effort to recall Black presence, perseverance

(Photo Left) The Pennsylvania Slave Trade marker is situated just outside of the Independence Seaport Museum entrance. Photo by Sarah J...

Read more...

Positive message

Jane Golden says donkeys, murals left a great impression on DNC

(Photo Left) Jane Golden is the founder of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

To the artist, art is everywhere.

So it is no surprise that the City of...

Read more...

Burning through barriers

Local graduate shines at welding

(Photo Left) Denisia McCray, graduate of A. Phillip Randolph Career & Technical High School and single mom. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

If you feel that good-news stories about Philadelphia public schools and their students are...

Read more...

Paradise Found

Mural brings together community and its vision

(Photo Left) Felix St. Fort is the lead artist of “Paradise”. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Located between Philadelphia’s East Falls and Strawberry Mansion neighborhoods, and bordered by three cemeteries, is a...

Read more...

The Sun is Still Shining

Following death of publisher Jerry Mondesire, managing editor & team keep paper, vision alive

(Photo Left) Teresa Emerson is the managing editor of The Philadelphia Sunday Sun. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

What many followers of The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, one of...

Read more...

Teen on a mission

14-year-old filmmaker, award-winning entrepreneur has found her passion

(Photo Left) Aniya Wolfe is a teen filmmaker who will make her film debut at the Black Star Film Festival in August. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Aniya Wolfe sounds wise beyond her years when she talks...

Read more...

Greening of a Neighborhood

Interactive schoolyard plan embraces concept of “community”

(Photo Left) Dr. William Hite and City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (center) are among those present for the ground breaking of an outdoor STEM...

Read more...

Drumline Provides Lifeline

West Powelston Steppers & Drumline marks 25th anniversary

(Photo Left) The West Powelton Drummers at the 25th anniversary gathering and parade in West Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Antoine Mapp.

The West Powelton Steppers & Drumline...

Read more...

What is Liberty City Press?

Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

Print Edition

 

Related Articles & Videos

Liberty City Press Photos