Articles in the Ludlow Category
The city’s proposed property tax hikes wouldn’t affect lower income homeowners in Ludlow, according to the office of State Representative W. Curtis Thomas.
However, many Ludlow homeowners fear the city’s new Actual Value Initiative (an effort to more accurately determine property values) will likely force them out of the developing neighborhood they have always called home.
A stoop located at the corner of Lawrence and Jefferson streets offered some shelter from the wind and cold rain. On that stoop stood 76-year old Domingo Martinez, with a plate of hot food in his left hand and a fork in his right…. Read More
In a city where pools are open for only a few weeks out of the summer and recreation centers aren’t providing adequate activity for kids, there is a sense of dread and uneasiness. Over the past two summers, bored and frustrated teens have expressed themselves in the form of flash mobs, descending on the Center City and South Street areas, causing mayhem without regard for anyone else…. Read More
Amid the busyness of Spring Garden Street lies a tranquil café nudged at the corner of 10th Street. Teaful Bliss provides customers a variety of teas, as well as coffee and healthy food choices made fresh to order in a calm atmosphere…. Read More
Despite the gloomy, rainy day, a line forms alongside the tan brick building, it’s red awning displays Chosen 300 Outreach and Worship Center. Men and women patiently wait outside as volunteers set up for the first batch of meals to be served…. Read More
Ludlow is a community in mourning. Marvin Louis, the former executive director of the Ludlow Community Association, died in May. He lived on North Sixth Street for more than 40 years, acting as a liaison between city government and residents of the community he cared so much about. Fondly referred to as the “Mayor of Ludlow” Louis, a former boxer and military man, was instrumental in launching revitalization in Ludlow…. Read More
Jose Toledo has owned and operated Lawrence Bakery Inc. at the corner of West Girard Avenue and Lawrence Street for more than 18 years. He and his wife Gloria took over from a previous owner who operated the bakery for four decades…. Read More
Asociaciòn Puertorriqueños en Marcha is a non-profit organization that provides critical health, housing, substance abuse and support services for families in North Philadelphia. The organization has worked to transform North Philadelphia by rehabilitating older housing and developing new affordable housing projects for lower-income families…. Read More
Imagine a place surrounded by stark urban blight where you hear the bright sounds of music, laughter of children and see engaging artwork, such as shiny mosaics and colorful murals, on all the walls around you. The warmth from dozens of smiling faces seems like a summer breeze blowing the tall shade trees surrounding this place.Is this place a figment of day dreams?… Read More
Earnest Young has always loved fashion. From the time he was a little boy, he took extra care when selecting what to wear.
“From when I was 10 years old, back in junior high school I was best dressed and all that,” said Young, 42…. Read More