Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Walking through Hunting Park today, it’s hard to believe that not so long ago it was a much less desirable place to be. Underfunded, the park was largely in disarray and disuse until the Fairmount Park Conservancy launched the Hunting Park Revitalization Project in 2009. Prior to its renovation, the park was known to be […]

 

Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

North Philadelphia and fresh produce don’t always go hand in hand. However, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Hunting Park United are teaming up to change that. As a part of their Hunting Park Revitalization Project, the groups are renovating an old concession stand in the park so that a local vendor can come in and sell […]

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Hunting Park: Ryan Harris Helps Youths to Think, Grow Outside of the Box

Hunting Park: Ryan Harris Helps Youths to Think, Grow Outside of the Box

When you leave the neighborhood you grew up in, it can be easy to simply move on from the troubles you faced there. Many want to escape their, perhaps, troublesome pasts and move on toward their futures, but for Hunting Park native Ryan Harris, forgetting isn’t an option. Harris, 29, grew up in Hunting Park […]

 

Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

As the weather starts to get colder, people are covering up to stay warm. Yet animals are sometimes left out in the cold. This can be due to neglect or due to innocent ignorance. Regardless of why, the Animal Control and Care Team of Philadelphia wants to educate people about keeping their pets safe in the […]

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Juniata Park: The Juniata Action Committee Gives Back to Block Captains

Juniata Park: The Juniata Action Committee Gives Back to Block Captains

Block captains are people who take it upon themselves to make sure that their neighborhood maintains a level of order and cleanliness. Many things are easy to overlook, from a piece of litter on the street to a crack in the sidewalk, but it is the job of the block captain to make sure they […]

 

Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Unlike residents of Center City, the people of Hunting Park were somewhat unaffected by the visit of Pope Francis. People, for the most part, just carried on with their normal routines. Over the weekend church was in session, basketball was played and football was watched. “What do I think about the pope? I’ve got 99 […]