Right NEast/Wrong NEast: St. Dom’s ain’t in Frankford

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 mag 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.

By Shannon McDonald

WHYY might need some new copy editors.

Writer Chris Satullo’s article about Thursday’s budget workshop at St. Dom’s placed the Catholic grade school in Frankford, nowhere near its home in Upper Holmesburg.

To make matters worse, after we pointed out Satullo’s error, a “correction” of sorts was made. St. Dom’s is now qualified as being situated in the lower Northeast, a term the City of Philadelphia reserves for neighborhoods like Fishtown and Kensington, neither of which are NEast.

The third strike? No one even admitted to the mistake. Rather than cross out the initial Frankford reference, someone subtly snuck in and changed the location without noting the correction.

Someone should warn St. Dom’s students that this will make for a longer commute to school.

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