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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 […]

 

How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

When Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez saw her constituent’s water bills, she knew she needed to act. Despite a new assistance plan in place, there were still people who owed thousands of dollars in late and overdue payments. “This is crazy,” Quiñones-Sánchez said. “This is a government owned utility. How did people get into this debt?” […]

 

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

Point Breeze: The Pharmacy Serves Up Fresh Coffee And Indie Music

While walking through Point Breeze, it isn’t difficult to spot The Pharmacy, a coffeehouse on the corner of 18th and Wharton streets. On its outside wall, a large orange head spouting the number “1300” can be seen, signifying the shop’s 1300 S. 18th St. address. A closer inspection reveals a sign that reads “Black and […]

 

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

 

How To: Start A Community Garden

How To: Start A Community Garden

Finding a place to care for plants or harvest crops in an urban setting like Philadelphia may not be easy. However, throughout the city there are more than 60 community gardens at the public’s disposal. If none of the established gardens are close enough to home, or the waiting list to join is too long, there’s […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Neighborhood Sees Significant Progress, Lost Dog Found On 23rd Street And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Neighborhood Sees Significant Progress, Lost Dog Found On 23rd Street And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Point Breeze, Fairmount among Philly neighborhoods seeing the most progress– According to in-depth analysis of data from the U.S. census from 2009 to 2014, based on how neighborhoods had prospered from the city’s overall growth […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day Celebration– In honor of Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day, officers and firefighters were treated to lunch and dinner at the 17th Police District station, courtesy of On Point Bistro. (via […]

 

Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

As the sun rises on Hissey Playground at C Street and Indiana Avenue there’s usually a bit of a mess. Being in the shadow of the unofficial heroin capital of the region, Department of Recreation personnel must take care of cleaning up the needles, baggies and bottles that found their way to the sports field […]

 

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

Many Philadelphia seniors are eligible for property tax rebates even if they rent. People as young as 50 years old qualify if they are widowed, and disabled residents as young as 18 can also qualify. Otherwise, the age requirement is 65. For some, it’s possible $975 could be returned if certain criteria is met. If […]

 

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Senior Night: Monday, Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m., Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion (8046 Frankford Ave.)  Mike LeCompt concert: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Pennypack Park Music Festival (see our recent story on the concert […]

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