Articles in the Allegheny Category
Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the city as a whole…. Read More
Zion Baptist Church, located at the Northwest corner of Broad and Venago streets, recently held its second annual Book Fair. This second book fair came a mere five years after the first was held in 2008 because the church did not have a pastor…. Read More
Student safety is a priority on most college campuses. But when the campus is located in an area more prevalent to crime, it becomes more of a concern. Colleges want to provide an environment where students feel safe, but sometimes they may need a little extra help…. Read More
Convoy for Hope brought hope and so much more to the Allegheny West section of North Philadelphia this past Saturday.The faith based organization with a mission to “feed millions of people in need in the United States and around the world through children’s nutrition initiatives, city wide outreaches and disaster response,” has given more than $239 million worth of food and supplies to those in need…. Read More
Donald Simmons is a familiar face in the neighborhood. Since 2006, Simmons has been selling sneakers and work boots on sidewalks in Philadelphia.
Na Fan Ng owns the sneaker stand where Simmons works and has three locations where his products are sold. Simmons said the business originally came from a store that was purchased on Kensington and Allegheny avenues…. Read More
As Ronald Hinton, the president of the Allegheny West Foundation, loads boxes of surplus Easter cupcakes onto the shelves of the Tastykake outlet that is staffed by Allegheny high school students, he beams with pride as he delivers the statistics for the most recent batch of seniors who attended the foundation…. Read More
When some teens at the Allegheny West Foundation’s after-school program were sent texts encouraging them to attend the recent flash mobs in Center City, they ignored them altogether and stayed in the center, reading and socializing. Jacques Louis, child development director of the program, located at the Panati Recreation Center at 22nd and Clearfield streets, wouldn’t have it any other way…. Read More
On Lehigh Avenue between 28th and 29th streets, countless people scurry back and forth past several row homes, a familiar sight on countless blocks all over North Philadelphia.
But nestled in between houses clearly wrought with years of wear and history people also pass a massive building whose outside shows no visible signs of age.
Eleven years ago, Rev. Roger Riggins pondered what to make of all the extra space in the building that houses the Word of Life Worship Center in Allegheny West.
“I was standing there one day and I just sensed in my spirit, the thrift store came to me,” said Riggins…. Read More