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Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

North Philadelphia and fresh produce don’t always go hand in hand. However, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Hunting Park United are teaming up to change that. As a part of their Hunting Park Revitalization Project, the groups are renovating an old concession stand in the park so that a local vendor can come in and sell […]

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Hunting Park: Ryan Harris Helps Youths to Think, Grow Outside of the Box

Hunting Park: Ryan Harris Helps Youths to Think, Grow Outside of the Box

When you leave the neighborhood you grew up in, it can be easy to simply move on from the troubles you faced there. Many want to escape their, perhaps, troublesome pasts and move on toward their futures, but for Hunting Park native Ryan Harris, forgetting isn’t an option. Harris, 29, grew up in Hunting Park […]

 

Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

As the weather starts to get colder, people are covering up to stay warm. Yet animals are sometimes left out in the cold. This can be due to neglect or due to innocent ignorance. Regardless of why, the Animal Control and Care Team of Philadelphia wants to educate people about keeping their pets safe in the […]

 

Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Hunting Park: Waiting Through the Papal Visit

Unlike residents of Center City, the people of Hunting Park were somewhat unaffected by the visit of Pope Francis. People, for the most part, just carried on with their normal routines. Over the weekend church was in session, basketball was played and football was watched. “What do I think about the pope? I’ve got 99 […]

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Hunting Park: 5 People Promoting Positivity in the Neighborhood

Hunting Park: 5 People Promoting Positivity in the Neighborhood

In a community riddled with drug and gun violence, “positivity” isn’t the most popular term when walking through the streets of Hunting Park. These five individuals are trying to change that.   Donavon Harrison is a native on the streets of 8th and Butler, and a couple of years ago started seeing a drill team walk by his […]

 

Hunting Park: Continuing The Legacy

Hunting Park: Continuing The Legacy

After tragic slaying, youth continue to make coach proud on and off Hunting Park's tennis courts.

Jonathan Rosado wasn’t around last week to hear the kids – the ones who saw him as their hero – sing him “Happy Birthday.” He wasn’t around to see them do a cleanup of the Hunting Park tennis courts, where he worked with Legacy Youth Tennis to teach them not only about fitness and health […]

 

Hunting Park: At Vocatio, Students Get Prayer and Prep

Hunting Park: At Vocatio, Students Get Prayer and Prep

Students at Hunting Park’s Vocatio Career Prep School get exposure to welding, SAT prep and business exploration.

It’s 9 a.m. on Saturday and a group of students are standing outside Hunting Park’s Simple Cycle bike shop waiting for someone with a key to arrive. One student holds an SAT prep book in his arms; another cradles two boxes from Dunkin’ Donuts. Once inside, students gather in the lobby of the building that […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Ameerah Khabir Presents Urban Film Art Show

Arts & Entertainment: Ameerah Khabir Presents Urban Film Art Show

The work of Philadelphia painter Ameerah Khabir is both new and unexpected, with each piece containing messages within. Her latest solo art exhibit showcased paintings that incorporated the central theme of iconic 1997 film Love Jones. The film, by Theodore Witcher, presented love and romance between its two main characters, poet Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and photographer Nina Mosley (Nia Long). It […]

 

Hunting Park: Latino Community Sees Viable Mayor in Diaz

Hunting Park: Latino Community Sees Viable Mayor in Diaz

At Tierra Colombiana, support for mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz.

Marisol Maldonado considers Tierra Colombiana the “clothespin” of the Latino community. The 44-year-old Latina remembers going to North Philly’s Hallahan High School and telling her friends, “Meet me at the clothespin.” “It’s our hub and meeting point,” says Maldonado of the famed restaurant and club on 5th Street near Raymond in Hunting Park. “Everyone knows […]

 

Hunting Park: Shoot Basketballs Not People is a Game-changer For Youth

Hunting Park: Shoot Basketballs Not People is a Game-changer For Youth

It slipped out of someone’s mouth. There are consequences when that four-letter word gets uttered. Not the bar-of-soap “Christmas Story” consequences. There was no swear-jar on-hand storing allowance money. No time-out corner to get exiled to for some quiet, reflective time. But there was a sideline and a half-court line. And there was the whistle-blowing […]