Social Issues: “There Is An Affordable Housing Crisis That Confronts The City In Some Real Ways.”

Social Issues: “There Is An Affordable Housing Crisis That Confronts The City In Some Real Ways.”

Kelvin Jeremiah, the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, has brought unique ideas from previous stops in Springfield, Massachusetts and New York City to help develop better living conditions for some of Philadelphia’s low-income citizens.   How did you get started with the Philadelphia Housing Authority? So I came to the PHA about […]

 

Kensington: First Time Home Buyer Workshop Proves Valuable Resource For Locals

Kensington: First Time Home Buyer Workshop Proves Valuable Resource For Locals

For many, owning a first home is a big part of the American Dream. In Philadelphia, that dream is less of a reality than other cities in the country. According to public data sources gathered by Data USA, only 52.6 percent of homes in Philadelphia were occupied by their owner in 2015, more than 10 percent […]

 

Social Issues: Pew’s Larry Eichel Speaks About Population Shifts In The City And Neighborhoods

Social Issues: Pew’s Larry Eichel Speaks About Population Shifts In The City And Neighborhoods

Larry Eichel has been the head of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trust for nine years. The nonprofit seeks to inform the conversation and highlight key issues to provide context for changes happening in Philadelphia. In his time there, Eichel has worked researching the city’s issues and demographics for the benefit of […]

 

Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Ted Qualli is the executive director of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, which provides youth in high-crime and low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods a safe place to go when not in school, as an alternative to the streets. Founded in 1947, programming at the 20 PAL Centers throughout the city includes sports, mentorship and educational assistance. Whether […]

 

Port Richmond: Philadelphia Skateboard Academy Helping On And Off The Board

Port Richmond: Philadelphia Skateboard Academy Helping On And Off The Board

It started in 2005 with ten kids, ten boards and ten helmets for ten weeks. “If you told me ten years ago we’d be working for the city of Philadelphia promoting and developing skateboarding programs, I wouldn’t have believed you,” AJ Kohn, founder of Philadelphia Skateboard Academy, said. Those ten kids in 2005 quickly blossomed […]

 

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Mapping Progress And A Car Theft Suspect Identified

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Mapping Progress And A Car Theft Suspect Identified

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Port Richmond: Mapping Progress in 55 Philadelphia Neighborhoods– Tom Ferrick took factors like crime, household income, population, poverty and home prices into account when creating a new data analysis of each neighborhood in the city to see […]

 

Port Richmond: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Port Richmond: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Kensington Storefront Community Advisory Meeting– Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., 2774 Kensington Ave. Deep Roots Charter School Parent & Community Advisory Meeting– Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Heitzman Recreation Center (2136 Castor […]

 

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Frank Rizzo Statue Petition, Swim For Life Camp Returns And Pearl Dance Studio Places At Championships

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Frank Rizzo Statue Petition, Swim For Life Camp Returns And Pearl Dance Studio Places At Championships

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about Port Richmond.  Petition Started to Keep Rizzo Statue Up – A link to a petition urging Mayor Jim Kenney to keep the Frank Rizzo statue up was posted in the Ears and Eyes of Port Richmond Facebook group. (Via Facebook) […]

 

Port Richmond: Sustainable Green Guide Meeting, Philly 311 Training, Parks On Tap At Penn Treaty Park And More This Week

Port Richmond: Sustainable Green Guide Meeting, Philly 311 Training, Parks On Tap At Penn Treaty Park And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Sustainable 19125 & 19134 Green Guide Meeting – Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., 2515 Frankford Ave. First-Time Homebuyer Workshop – Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4-8 p.m., Coral Street Arts House (2446 Coral St.) […]

 

Port Richmond: National Night Out, a Princess in Port Richmond, and a Missing Cat

Port Richmond: National Night Out, a Princess in Port Richmond, and a Missing Cat

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Port Richmond: Princess bringing Happiness To Port Richmond and Beyond: Port Richmond native Kennedy McCabe works with the city’s Parks and Recreation office as a recreation specialty instructor, even getting to dress up as some famous characters […]

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