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Philadelphia: 1000 Smokers

Professor Edward Trayes’ photo class has done a multimedia project about smoking in Philadelphia, where nearly one out of every four people smoke. That rate is one of the highest in the country. See the […]

Francisville

Francisville: An End to Vacant Lots?

“Francisville is filled with vacant lots and we are working hard to stabilize them,” said Penelope Giles, the president of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corp. Recently, the Planning Commission of Philadelphia has released a draft […]

Housing

Mantua: Affordable Housing Projects Underway

West Philadelphia Real Estate specializes in developing affordable housing. The company currently has over 40 houses under construction in various West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The projects are a mixture of new construction and rehabilitation of deteriorated […]

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Germantown: Housing Help for Seniors

https://vimeo.com/21295444] Just last year, Fred Wells and his wife expected the foreclosure crisis to take the roof from over their heads.  The senior citizens had been living in their Philadelphia home for 46 years. The […]