It’s rare that the Northeast makes it into the pages of Philadelphia magazine unless it’s a subtle insult. And while the feature story in the June issue of the publication get a few shots in against our reason, we’re more concerned about the level of editing.
As in, it needs some.
Writer Vicki Glembocki wrote about the September murder-suicide of a husband and wife in Pine Valley in her story “What Really Happened Inside 121 Greycourt Road?” continue reading »
The September 2009 issue of Philadelphia magazine is out, and similar to last month’s Best of Philly awards, the editors made note of the city’s best schools. And yes, the Northeast got some love. We’re on the cover, in fact.
The Best of Philly Schools cover is red, white and powder blue with two Father Judge cheerleaders showing off their moves. The team received the Best Cheerleaders nod, and the 36 girls were recognized for their Top 10 status in the nationals.
Northeast High was recognized for its Diversity, since the Cottman Avenue school’s student body has representatives from 50 languages and countries. The school is home of the first nationally recognized Muslim Student Organization and has, among other things, a gay-straight alliance and strong ESL program.
Though only two NEast schools were recognized, we still had a strong showing in the rankings, since most of the awards were given to suburban schools. Of the mag’s Top 50 Public Schools, only two – Masterman and Central – are in Philadelphia.
By Shannon McDonald
The August issue of Philadelphia magazine is out, complete with the 2009 Best of Philly Awards. And believe it or not, a few Northeast spots made the list. Though we often rag on Philly mag (and others) for ignoring the NEast, there’s no denying the editors over there paid us some well-deserved attention in this issue. Maybe it’s got something to do with the fact that Michael Callahan, who hails from the Northeast, edited the list. Either way, we’re honored. continue reading »
Photo by Ari Michelson
The details remain sketchy, but Mayfair-native Joanna Pacitti was booted off American Idol after the 23-year-old made it to the semifinals on Tuesday.
Dubbed “the Ringer” because of past, professional music-industry work, the latest news suggests Pacitti got the pink-slip because of past professional relationships with executives involved with the Idol show.
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