Articles in the Tioga Category
A number of schools are scheduled to close after a vote by the School District of Philadelphia. Of the three schools in Nicetown-Tioga, two are staying open and one is closing. The closing of John G. Whittier Elementary school has left many students and parents in the Nicetown-Tioga area with an uncertain future of where their children may attend school in the fall…. Read More
Every Saturday, the sound of children playing outside, basketballs hitting the pavement or children running around sharing their new piece of artwork to others are common occurrences at the New Creation Community Center, located on 162 W. Tioga Street.
Seven years ago, Director R…. Read More
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
Mercy Family Center, located at 1939 W. Venango St., provides care and assistance to anyone in the Nicetown-Tioga area who may need it.
The center got its start when a local parish house realized there was something missing in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood…. Read More
With the help of the nonprofit To Our Children’s Future With Health Inc., Club Den has grown into a well known after-school center for families.
Located at 1422 W. Venango St., the center may appear to be just another house on the block, but since 1998 the after-school program has grown to offer a variety of classes that fit the needs of others in the neighborhood…. Read More
For over 40 years, Community Legal Services has been providing low-income residents with free legal help.
With a new, more convenient location and over 10 areas of specialization, residents are able to turn to a dependable source for help.
In a neighborhood where the poverty level is 24 percent greater than the average level in the city, according to the U.S…. Read More
William Davenport is going to turn 50 this year. He smilingly recounts how he spent his birthday last year with a big cake, ice cream and a cookout. He hopes to have the same party again this year when his birthday rolls around in July…. Read More
newsworks.org, the website of WHYY, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods are covering the 8th District’s voting throughout Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, Germantown and Tioga.
See the blog at http://bit.ly/mBNu6z
Seven candidates are vying in the Democratic primary today to replace retiring Donna Reed Miller in this key district.
Chestnut Hill, Germantown, Mount Airy, Nicetown, Northwest Elections: 2011, Northwest Philadelphia, Tioga »
Connecting with the community is a common trait shared by all local politicians, but not all have the experience needed to successfully represent their constituency. With more than 20 years of Philadelphia government experience, Democrat Verna Tyner said she has the tools necessary to represent the 8th District in City Council…. Read More