Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brewertyown entrepreneurs help keep neighborhood pool open

Brewertyown entrepreneurs help keep neighborhood pool open

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A little more about the Jacksons, the fledgling entrepreneurs featured in today's Inquirer who are helping to keep their neighborhood pool open this summer ... Rebecca, a Cincinatti native, moved to Philadelphia 11 years ago, after graduating from Howard University. Kenny grew up in Mount Airy, and is a graduate of Hampton University. One day when Kenny needed eyeglasses, his frat brother recommended a shop in Cheltenham, where Rebecca waited on him. Kenny reappeared weeks later, allegedly needing more glasses. Once, he even brought his mother to Rebecca's store. "I had to get mom to check her out," he chuckles. He eventually worked up the courage to ask Rebecca out. Seven years married, Rebecca laughs, "and he hasn't bought a pair of glasses since."

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Kia Gregory is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a proud native of the city and an alumna of Temple University. Contact Kia by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-2601.


Vernon Clark, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has reported extensively neighborhood issues in North and Northwest Philadelphia. Vernon has also been an editor for the Inquirer and has worked as an editor and writer at the Boston Globe and Akron Beacon Journal. Contact Vernon by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-5717.

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