Kensington: “It’s Not Just A Gurney Street Thing.”

Kensington: “It’s Not Just A Gurney Street Thing.”

Prevention Point Philadelphia has opened a year-round respite at its center in Kensington as a direct response to the City of Philadelphia’s decision to close down and clean up encampments along the Gurney Street Corridor. The organization has been doing winter respite for the past three years, but as of July 31 its doors are […]

 

How To: Start A Play Street

How To: Start A Play Street

On more than 500 streets in Philadelphia, neighbors roped off their street to traffic this past summer as a part of the Play Streets program. Then, the children came out to play. While this year’s program is currently winding down, it still may be a good idea to learn about the program, or to consider […]

 

How To: Apply For A Permit For Demonstrations

How To: Apply For A Permit For Demonstrations

When expressing the right to peacefully assemble, there are guidelines to follow in Philadelphia. Here’s a breakdown of the rules to apply for a permit for demonstrations. The city defines a demonstration as “a public assembly, a meeting or gathering, a rally or protest event, a political rally or event, a demonstration, speechmaking, marching, the […]

 

How To: Get A Mural On Your Wall

How To: Get A Mural On Your Wall

Known as the “City of Murals,” Philadelphia is home to almost 4,000 murals that reach into neighborhoods and aim to connect communities. No permit or license is required to paint a mural, so long as the work does not serve as an advertisement. Most of these artworks are the signature of the Mural Arts Program, […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News – Monks Find Refuge, Neighborhood Prosperity Booms, Revitalization Project Sees New Director And More This Week

Olney: This Week In The News – Monks Find Refuge, Neighborhood Prosperity Booms, Revitalization Project Sees New Director And More This Week

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Video: Cambodian Buddhist Monks find religious sanctuary in Philadelphia– A documentary following Cambodian Buddhist monk, Danh Tol, who practices at the Soryarangsky Buddhist temple in Olney. (via Philly.com) 8 Power Moves in tech and community development– […]

 

How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

Every month, Philadelphia throws out enough glass jars to fill the Municipal Services Building to the brim – you know the one, the 17-story building on 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. If not recycled properly, those glass jars will go to a landfill where they will take more than 4,000 years to decompose. The city […]

 

Olney: Best for PHL, Philly Unite And More This Week

Olney: Best for PHL, Philly Unite And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-cha– Monday, Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Best for PHL Challenge Workshop– Tuesday, Aug. 22, 3-5 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community […]

 

Olney: The Most Space For Your Rent Check And More This Week

Olney: The Most Space For Your Rent Check And More This Week

What $1,100 rents right now– Olney comes in at the bottom of the list for cost and top for space. $1,100 per month will rent a three bedroom, two bathroom unit in Olney, versus a one bedroom, one bathroom in Rittenhouse with no living room. (via Curbed Philly) James Russell Lung (Obituary)– Olney High School […]

 

Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Jeff Hornstein is the chair of Friends of Neighborhood Education (FONE), a coalition that organizes more than 40 “Friends of” groups, or collections of neighbors investing in their neighborhood schools. The organization serves as the education committee for the Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition, a federation of all civic associations in the city. He also served as […]

 

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Diane Inverso has been serving as the executive director of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) since 2016, after working for the recently renamed Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for more than 25 years. Though the OAE is not a direct services organization, the city government office develops partnerships and public policy, oversees the Philadelphia Adult […]

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