Allegheny

 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 […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Allegheny: Allied Barton Works to Keep Students Safe

Allegheny: Allied Barton Works to Keep Students Safe

Student safety is a priority on most college campuses. But when the campus is located in an area more prevalent to crime, it becomes more of a concern. Colleges want to provide an environment where students feel safe, but sometimes they may need a little extra help. Michele Trotter, a newly employed member of the […]

 

Allegheny West: Hope4Philly

Allegheny West:  Hope4Philly

Convoy for Hope brought hope and so much more to the Allegheny West section of North Philadelphia this past Saturday.The faith based organization with a mission to “feed millions of people in need in the United States and around the world through children’s nutrition initiatives, city wide outreaches and disaster response,” has given more than […]

 By Brittany McRae and Nicholas Deroose

Allegheny: Sidewalk Vendor Helps Community

Allegheny: Sidewalk Vendor Helps Community

Donald Simmons is a familiar face in the neighborhood. Since 2006, Simmons has been selling sneakers and work boots on sidewalks in Philadelphia. Na Fan Ng owns the sneaker stand where Simmons works and has three locations where his products are sold. Simmons said the business originally came from a store that was purchased on Kensington […]

 By Ben T. Levy

Allegheny: Trying to Improve Schools

Allegheny: Trying to Improve Schools

As Ronald Hinton, the president of the Allegheny West Foundation, loads boxes of surplus Easter cupcakes onto the shelves of the Tastykake outlet that is staffed by Allegheny high school students, he beams with pride as he delivers the statistics for the most recent batch of seniors who attended the foundation. Of the group of […]

 By Charlie Lange and Ben T. Levy

Allegheny: After-School Programs are Starving for Funds

Allegheny: After-School Programs are Starving for Funds

When some teens at the Allegheny West Foundation’s after-school program were sent texts encouraging them to attend the recent flash mobs in Center City, they ignored them altogether and stayed in the center, reading and socializing. Jacques Louis, child development director of the program, located at the Panati Recreation Center at 22nd and Clearfield streets, […]

 By Kristina Leon and Chesney Davis

Allegheny/Strawberry Mansion: After a Century, Library Still Serves its Community

Allegheny/Strawberry Mansion: After a Century, Library Still Serves its Community

On Lehigh Avenue between 28th and 29th streets, countless people scurry back and forth past several row homes, a familiar sight on countless blocks all over North Philadelphia. But nestled in between houses clearly wrought with years of wear and history people also pass a massive building whose outside shows no visible signs of age. […]

 By Kristina Leon and Chesney Davis

Allegheny West: Church Thrift Store Sells, to Give

Allegheny West: Church Thrift Store Sells, to Give

Eleven years ago, Rev. Roger Riggins pondered what to make of all the extra space in the building that houses the Word of Life Worship Center in Allegheny West. “I was standing there one day and I just sensed in my spirit, the thrift store came to me,” said Riggins. A minister of 30 years, […]