Old City: Museum Combats the Rise in Anti-Semitism

Old City: Museum Combats the Rise in Anti-Semitism

The year was 1917. The world had been engaged in World War I for about three years before the United States entered. Violent revolutions broke out across Russia in response to government corruption, ultimately leading to Vladamir Lenin leading his Bolshevik party to revolt against the provisional government that was in place to put Lenin […]

 

Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

The Community College of Philadelphia campus on Spring Garden Street was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after reports of a gunman on the loose. Philadelphia Police officers, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, responded to a student’s report of a man who had threatened him with a gun on campus. Three blocks […]

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Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

When you walk down Germantown’s antiquated cobblestone streets, you see a diverse pool of people from block to block. On one block you see people wearing Muslim clothing, and on another block you see people dressed in regular street wear. Christianity and Islam are the two dominating and integral religions in the Germantown community. Religion, in […]

 

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Philadelphia has significant problem when it comes to voting, especially when the focus is on municipal elections rather than national. Of all folks who fall into the roughly 75 to 80 percent of registered voters who opt-out of voting, Generation-X and Millennials are by far the least likely to vote, according to statistics. Knowing that this […]

 

Doug Oliver: “I Know I’m an Underdog. I Just Don’t Care.”

Doug Oliver: “I Know I’m an Underdog. I Just Don’t Care.”

It’s official. Doug Oliver, a former PGW executive and press secretary for Mayor Nutter, is running for mayor. He announced his candidacy over the weekend and is officially ready to begin his campaign. The 40-year-old Germantown native sat down with Philadelphia Neighborhoods to discuss his vision for Philadelphia if he is elected as mayor.   Why do you want […]

 

Fishtown: A Park for Dogs and Owners Alike

Fishtown: A Park for Dogs and Owners Alike

On the western bank of the Delaware River sits Penn Treaty Park, a public park since 1893. The Friends of Penn Treaty Park, an organization established in 2005 to promote the park as a clean space for families and community members to enjoy, launched their season of events last month. March 15 marked the first […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: La Pearl Beauty Emporium Strives to Help Community

Lancaster Avenue: La Pearl Beauty Emporium Strives to Help Community

La Pearl Beauty Emporium, located on the corner of 39th and Lancaster Avenue, is making strides to serve the West Philadelphia community. The salon, which opened its doors on Lancaster Avenue in 1996, recently held a “free hair day” for homeless men and women in the area. La Pearl was open from 9 a.m. to […]

 

5th Street: South Kensington Community Partners Greening Project

5th Street: South Kensington Community Partners Greening Project

South Kensington has experienced a high influx of new homeowners, renters and sustainable construction. The new people live amongst the longtime residents. The pattern of gentrification has increased the need for community smoothing through outreach and activism. La Finquita (The Little Farm), an urban community garden space located at 438 W. Master Street, is an […]

 

The Waterfront: Fishing on the Schuylkill River

The Waterfront: Fishing on the Schuylkill River

The Schuylkill River runs throughout Pennsylvania and can be noted for some great chances to fish. But when it meets the Delaware in the urban environment of Philadelphia, one might think that chance to fish would come to an end. In the beginning of the 20th century, pollution from the rising industrial revolution killed the […]

 

Grays Ferry: New Community Garden at the Russian Orthodox Church

Grays Ferry: New Community Garden at the Russian Orthodox Church

The Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church is the only Russian Orthodox Church in South Philadelphia. The parish held a well-attended centennial celebration in October. “My grandmother and grandfather mortgaged their home to help build this churchs” said Catherine Kavalkovich. “Many of the founding members did.” Carpatho Russians from the Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia […]