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Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

According to community activist Sheila Bellamy, the voting for the primaries is usually low in numbers because many people do not see the importance. “In my district, there are 540-something registered voters, she said yesterday morning at the Birney Preparatory Academy, located at 9th Street and Lindley Avenue. “If we can get 200 today, we’re going […]

 

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Most school lunch programs aren’t very health-conscious. Things such as chicken nuggets, frozen pizza and hot dogs are typical daily menu items in a high school lunchroom. The Vetri Foundation wanted to change this and find a way to deliver fresh and healthy and fresh food to schools throughout the Philadelphia area. In 2011, renowned […]

 

Logan/Olney/West Oak Lane: Five Places Helping to Better the Community

Logan/Olney/West Oak Lane: Five Places Helping to Better the Community

Among the various neighborhoods that make up Philadelphia, North Philadelphia harbors many small businesses and institutions that you probably didn’t give much thought to. The following five places serve to better the community and provide services to the people of Logan, Olney and West Oak Lane. The historic Olney Charter High School (above), home of the […]

 

Logan: Q&A with Michael Gomez, Principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Logan: Q&A with Michael Gomez, Principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Michael Gomez is the principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a private Catholic school established for students who come from low-income families and cannot afford the average private school. Now in its third year, Cristo Rey has 343 students, all of whom pay their tuition with the school’s unique system of funding. What is […]

 

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, established in 2012, provides a college prep education to students from low-income families who could not otherwise afford to attend a private school. The key to funding students’ tuition comes from Cristo Rey’s signature Work-Study Program. Each student works five days a month at one of the school’s 70 business partners […]

 

Logan: Five Community Resource Facilities

Logan: Five Community Resource Facilities

Here are five places Logan residents can go to for help, guidance or even safety. Our Lady of Hope Much like any other church, Our Lady of Hope (above) on North Broad Street provides a safe, comfortable environment for the Logan community. The Roman Catholic church is connected to Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a […]

 

Logan: Improving a ‘Forgotten’ Neighborhood

“Aint nobody helping us,”  said Toni Ross, a Logan resident since 1971, motioning towards the gated community garden in the middle of  North 12th Street. “Give us some goods and services. They [the City of Philadelphia] can get us some moss and put it where it needs to be and actually make it look good,” […]

 

Logan: Empowering Residents Through Neighborhood Planning

A neighborhood plan is created to solve the physical problems of a community. In Logan, the Logan CDC, along with planning firm WRT, is looking to address issues including a lack of safe areas for children to play in the community and a shortage of fresh produce in the area. However, just as importantly, they […]

 

Logan: Logan Residents Feel the Neglect

Logan: Logan Residents Feel the Neglect

When walking into John Stephen’s Logan home, the home that he and his wife have lived in since 1972, the smell of fresh flowers is immediate. Stephens, a retired salesman for Verizon, assists his wife, a florist, with deliveries and they store many of the bouquets of arrangements of white lilies and orange carnations in […]

 

Logan Resident Survey: What the Neighborhood Really Needs

Logan Resident Survey: What the Neighborhood Really Needs

What is the easiest way to solve a neighborhood’s challenges? Talk to the neighbors. While it won’t fix every issue, talking to the people who actually live in the neighborhood is crucial to understanding a neighborhood’s problems. While creating a comprehensive neighborhood plan, Logan CDC, along with planning firm WRT, is making sure that the […]