News round-up: Will Northeast Philly be the next Mt. Airy?

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Northeast Philadelphia is experiencing the demographic shift that swept the city’s Northwest section in the 1950’s and 60’s. A new study by the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative found that the influx of minorities into the city’s northeast section has been remarkably fast. It found that in just 20 years, the white population dropped from 92 percent in 1990 to 58.3 percent white in 2010. In a related story, NewsWorks’ Elizabeth Fiedler reported on efforts in the Northeast Philly to embrace the diversity and make the community stronger. In the story, resident Marianne White directly references Northwest Philadelphia on what she’s fighting for, “I would rather a more community atmosphere like they do in Mt. Airy or Germantown. I have heard about meetings there,” said White.Sounds a lot like The words of Matthew Bullock, Jr., President of West Mt. Airy Neighbors in 1964-65, “…you can’t look at integration of neighborhoods without questioning the meaning of community.

 

The Little Nook in Chestnut Hill is closing after 45 years in business. Its first location was 25 East Highland Avenue before moving to its present home at 8005 Germantown Ave. Everything at the store is 30 percent off right now. (Local)

 

Saturday (6/11/11) is your chance to responsibly get rid of your household hazardous waste. The Streets Department will set up a collection point at its Northwest Transfer Station at Domino Lane and Umbria Street in Roxborough. Hazardous items include old and unused cans of oil-based paint, solvents, pesticides, flammable liquids, used oil, antifreeze and brake fluid. (Patch)

 

Martin Luther King Jr. High School alum Kevin Eubanks was in Philly Thursday for a music workshop for students at Northeast High School. Eubanks chose to do this at Northeast because his old English teacher, Lynne Dixon, teaches there. Dixon’s first teaching job was at Martin Luther King High, when Eubanks was in 10th grade. (NewsWorks)

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