Bridesburg

 

Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Much of the area in North Philadelphia that abuts the Delaware River has been in a decades-long transition stage from manufacturing hub as factories in the neighborhoods move, leaving behind their industrial footprint. The possibility of chemical contamination in now-vacant lots means these properties, dubbed “brownfields,” must be assessed and cleaned before the lots can […]

 

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

From May 26 to June 25, the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia reported zero violent crimes, making it the only neighborhood in the city that can stake such a claim, according to a live-tracking data set compiled by the Federal Census Bureau and the Philadelphia Police Department. The working class neighborhood is tucked away in North Philadelphia, […]

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Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

As the two Presidential Candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, prepare their last few arguments in the campaign trail, party representatives throughout the nation prepare for the outcome on November 8th. This year’s general election is set to tweak various legislations put through during United States President, Barack Obama‘s, two terms. Education, a main […]

 

Bridesburg: Descendant of Lenni Lenape Tribe Strives for State Recognition

Bridesburg: Descendant of Lenni Lenape Tribe Strives for State Recognition

Thousands of years before Bridesburg became the neighborhood we know of today, it was the lush lands that the Lenni Lenape (meaning “original” or “real” people) farmed, fished, hunted and thrived in. On April 13, 2016, residents of Bridesburg gathered at Point No Point Republican Club for an eye-opening presentation by Carla Messinger, a descendant […]

 

Bridesburg: Residents Complain Detour, Traffic Signs Being Ignored

Bridesburg: Residents Complain Detour, Traffic Signs Being Ignored

There has been an ongoing problem in Bridesburg with traffic for as long as people can remember, especially with trucks and buses because of the depots on Orthodox Street. In recent years, it has gotten worse with the construction of I-95. However, a Delaware Avenue extension was added last year to give truck drivers an […]

 

Bridesburg: John McBride, the Backbone to the Bridesburg Recreation Center

Bridesburg: John McBride, the Backbone to the Bridesburg Recreation Center

John McBride (above, left) is the supervisor of the Bridesburg Recreation Center. Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia and graduating from Temple University class of 1985, McBride has been working for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for thirty-two years now. Although he’s been at the Bridesburg Rec center for just four years, he is certainly […]

 

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Matthew Albasi and Max Pulcini (above), two young Temple University graduates who love journalism and the city of Philadelphia, recently purchased The Spirit of the River Wards newspaper, which serves the Fishtown, Kensington, Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Their plan is to keep the neighborhood traditions in the paper but at the same time, add new […]

 

Bridesburg: Cougars President Scott McIllmurray Remains Active in the Community

Bridesburg: Cougars President Scott McIllmurray Remains Active in the Community

Scott McIllmurray (above) is the president of the Bridesburg Cougars recreational sports club in Northeast Philadelphia. A resident of Mayfair, McIllmurray has been president of the Cougars for the past two years and is heavily involved in the Bridesburg community. From holding fundraisers such as a canned food drive for the Bridesburg food bank, to […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

Bridesburg: Five Family Owned Businesses Still Serving the Community

Bridesburg: Five Family Owned Businesses Still Serving the Community

All communities have them – that market that’s been around forever or the construction company that has built half of the homes in the area. Family owned businesses make up a key part of a neighborhood’s dynamic, and bring both economic stability and consistency to the area. The Bridesburg neighborhood is a community driven by […]