Articles in the Government Category
Valley Green Bank opened its new branch in South Philadelphia at 1536 S. Broad St. with a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7.
The event focused on Valley Green Bank’s commitment to serve the local neighborhood in an impactful way and adding to the vibrancy of the growing business community in South Philadelphia…. Read More
Environment, Featured Stories, Government, Holmesburg, neastphilly.com, Northeast Philadelphia, Tacony »
Short dumping is a problem all over the city and has been a problem for years, but in Holmesburg it seems to be an issue that is bringing down the community.
Short dumping is the illegal act of disposing trash and debris on a street or vacant lot…. Read More
Spring Garden Elementary School and Julia R. Masterman Middle and High School are prime examples of schools working to combat recent budget cuts from the School District of Philadelphia. Parents, students and businesses are working together to ensure the basic educational needs of students are met…. Read More
Economy, Environment, Government, Haddington, Housing, Social issues, Transportation, West Philadelphia »
One of Philadelphia’s oldest high speed lines, the Market Frankford Blue Line, allows commuters to travel between Center City and West Philadelphia within a matter of minutes.
However, from 1999 to 2009 the train line underwent a major transformation, which created several unexpected issues for city officials, residents and businesses near five of the elevated stations in the West Philadelphia area…. Read More
After the controversy sparking proposal for a North Central Neighborhood Improvement District came to a halt last summer, issues surrounding property continue to brew tensions in North Central Philadelphia among longtime residents, private developers and Philadelphia’s City Council in North Central Philadelphia…. Read More
The decision was made last month due to the increasing deficit which is expected to reach $1.4 billion within the next five years…. Read More
South Philadelphia’s Second Street has become legendary as the site for the Mummers, Philadelphia’s colorful New Years revelers. Second Street in South Philly houses the Mummers Museum honoring that annual celebration plus costume houses holding decorations for the event.
But several blocks away, Laura McColgan and the Friends of Whitman Library said they hope to keep another landmark alive on “Two Street,” the neighborhood term for Second Street…. Read More
A public meeting was held Thursday to provide a forum for residents to respond to the Philadelphia Magazine article “Being White in Philly.” Published last month, the article’s content mostly focused on interviews with citizens living in Fairmount and Brewerytown. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hosted the meeting at Girard College to give these residents an opportunity to respond to the article’s claims…. Read More