Right NEast/Wrong NEast: No surprise TV stations don’t know what Morrell Park is

Where is the Morrell Park Shop Rite? It’s in Torresdale if you ask Channels 6, 3 and 10.

When a car crashed into the store in late February, TV news vans rushed to the scene to get the scoop. But the scoop matters little if the reporters can’t actually figure out where they are. You’d think the habit of calling neighborhoods by street names would have at least worked in their favor this time – Morrell Avenue is right there.

We’ll let these screenshots speak for themselves.

From Action News:


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.

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