As NEast Philly has reported, a 22-year-old male was fatally shot Sunday in Holmesburg.
Even though the shooting took place a mere block away from Holmesburg Bakery, Holmesburg Baptist Christian Academy and about a half-dozen other businesses with the neighborhood’s namesake.
Is this a pattern? The rule for larger news outlets seems to be “when in doubt, just use any neighborhood name.”
Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.