Allegheny

 

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

For more than four decades, the North 22nd Street Merchants Association has dedicated its services to businesses along the corridor that stretches from Lehigh Avenue to Allegheny Avenue along 22nd Street. Since the 1970s, economic struggles have left many empty storefronts along the corridor. Within recent years, however, many new businesses have popped up with the […]

 

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

On the busy strip of 22nd St and Indiana Avenue sits the Moody and Shields law office. That’s where attorney Adrian Moody helps the very community where he grew up. His strong beliefs in building long-lasting relationships and giving back are just some of the many ways in which Moody enriches his neighborhood. More importantly […]

 

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

“Y’all don’t have any doughnuts!” a customer said as he examined the selection at Denise’s Delicacies in Allegheny West. “I was gonna put you some up but they said you were cutting back, Montel. They said you picked up 20 pounds!” replied Tangie Johnson, who works at the counter. With her fun, easygoing personality, Johnson seemed […]

 

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny West is on the rise. Community leaders are fighting poverty and hunger, but they’re also being proactive – job training and placement is offered through more than one organization. Although the end goal is the same, these influential people are taking several approaches. Whether they deliver the message through prayer, music or media, the […]

 By Melissa Robbins

Allegheny West: A New Barber For The Block

Allegheny West: A New Barber For The Block

Since Booby’s barbershop closed about ten years ago, the 2700 block of Allegheny Avenue has not had a barbershop in the area. “Most people say that they have to drive all the way down to 22nd Street to get a fresh cut,” said Shawn Gordon, a local contractor who is helping to build a new barbershop […]

 By Melissa Robbins

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny West Foundation, a community development center, is a pillar and has made great investments into the North Philadelphia neighborhood. “What we at Allegheny West are doing is embracing the community as a whole from economic development to educational excellence,” said Ron Hinton, head of the foundation. Area students can receive after-school support through the […]

 By Melissa Robbins and Morgan Pendleton

Allegheny West: A Mission to Make a Difference

Allegheny West: A Mission to Make a Difference

Some attorneys practice law and retire to consulting or golfing. Ernestine Brown retired as an attorney but felt compelled to helped veterans and orphaned young people who had no one and nowhere to go. Brown established the Alliance of Youth Mission Ministries in 2003 because she felt this was a calling that had to be […]

 By Melissa Robbins and Morgan Pendleton

Strawberry Mansion: More than Just a Library

Strawberry Mansion: More than Just a Library

In the midst of the city-wide closing of schools, one place has been a much needed and stable support system for the children in Philadelphia especially during the school year: The Widener Branch Library, which serves the communities of Strawberry Mansion and Allegheny West. The doors are always open to anyone in search of resources, homework […]

 By Kate Trowbridge

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Allegheny: Zion Baptist Church Holds Second Annual Book Fair

Allegheny: Zion Baptist Church Holds Second Annual Book Fair

Zion Baptist Church, located at the Northwest corner of Broad and Venago streets, recently held its second annual Book Fair. This second book fair came a mere five years after the first was held in 2008 because the church did not have a pastor. The book fair was created by Mildred Bazemore, a member of […]