In Northeast Philadelphia, changing demographics and diverse issues bring first-time voters to the polls

Majority-white neighborhoods are populated by cops, contractors, teachers, and other government workers forced to live within city bounds. But priorities are slowly changing in Philadelphia’s forgotten borough.

The Legacy of Northeast Philly’s “Redlining” Against Methadone Clinics

Protesting residents of the mostly white, working-class neighborhoods of Holmesburg and Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia accepted back in 2013 that methadone clinics were needed to help people with opioid use disorders. The caveat, according to them, was that they didn’t belong near churches, daycares or schools—or anywhere near the residential zones and revitalizing business centers where people in Northeast Philly live and work.