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Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

School closings. Drug activity. Shootings. Unfortunately, news outlets in Philadelphia often primarily focus on negative events in northwest neighborhoods Logan and Olney; they only have the time and space to cover the bad stuff. However, take a drive up Broad Street and you will find communities bustling with energy, hope for improvement and the motivation […]

 

Logan/Olney: 5 Places You Need To Know

The Logan neighborhood is a _____ place. At the latest steering committee meeting of the Logan Community Development Corporation, attendees were invited to finish that sentence. They came up with: vibrant, diverse, unique, historically significant, and a host of other positive descriptions. Although the area is currently suffering from a variety of problems, ranging from […]

 By Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Logan: After 25 Years, Plans to Redevelop Triangle Still Sunk

Weeds burst through cracked sidewalks and ivy sprawls up telephone poles. Rubble of what once held homes together – fiberboard, insulation and brick – forms small mountains at the streets’ edges. Strewn books, spilled spice jars, abandoned work boots and winter coats, broken toilets and rusted electronics collect mildew under fallen leaves. This is what […]

 By Alexis Sachdev

Olney: School District Budget Crisis Worsens Central High’s Digital Divide

Olney: School District Budget Crisis Worsens Central High’s Digital Divide

With its third week of school in full swing, Central High School‘s hallways are abuzz with student activity. Skateboarders perform tricks in one hallway, fervent studiers pour over textbooks in another. In many ways, this public high school feels like a college campus, with its freedom and vibrant eclecticism. But for as much activity fills […]

 By Marisa Steinberg

Olney/Logan: GED Center Closing Leaves Community Void

Olney/Logan: GED Center Closing Leaves Community Void

[vimeo 65069811] For 21-year-old Gemera Gilmora, the E3 Logan/Olney Center’s free GED program is a welcomed change from her high school experience. “Within the two years that I’ve been here I’ve learned more than in my high school years – even some middle school,” Gilmora said. Gilmora dropped out of high school several years ago after […]

 By Marisa Steinberg

Logan: Center Provides Much-Needed Computer Access for Residents

Logan: Center Provides Much-Needed Computer Access for Residents

For Roenika Armstrong, surfing the Internet used to mean traveling about five miles south of her home in Logan to the Free Library of Philadelphia in hopes of nabbing a seat at a computer. “They’re typically crowded or used up,” Armstrong said of the library’s resources. “If I wanted to get the computer usage for […]

 By Marisa Steinberg

Logan: Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation

Logan: Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation

Logan residents were given a rude awakening this morning as a result of a substantial gas leak in the area. A little after 9 a.m. on the 4500 block of 12th Street a resident reported smelling a strong gas odor on the street to authorities. In less than an hour multiple fire trucks were on […]

 By Stuart Robinson

Logan: Caribbean Culture Aims To Make A Name For Itself in North Philadelphia

Logan: Caribbean Culture Aims To Make A Name For Itself in North Philadelphia

Annette Kerr and Reveree Jahman had difficulties adapting to American society but were able to find an organization that allowed them to incorporate aspects of their culture into their new communities. The two Jamaicans had to adapt to an entirely new culture in the United States  while dealing with how their culture was perceived. Kerr […]

 By Tariq Lee and Stuart Robinson

Logan: Book Spine Poetry Offers Teens Alternative Form of Writing

Logan: Book Spine Poetry Offers Teens Alternative Form of Writing

April has been celebrated as National Poetry Month in the United States since 1996. And to acknowledge the month, Belita Thornton, library supervisor at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Logan branch at 1333 Wagner Ave., assembled a new program, book spine poetry. Thornton said she was searching the Internet for new activities for the teenagers […]

 By Tina DiSerafino and Kimberly Cuenca

Logan: Northwest Counseling Service Named ‘One in a Million’

Logan: Northwest Counseling Service Named ‘One in a Million’

  About two years ago, Floid Tillman was just another business owner feeling the wrath of the slumping economy. Although business was slow, bills continued to pile up. As the owner of a small family-oriented boutique, Tillman had seen better days of business selling intricate hats hand-stitched on the premises by his wife, Martha Tillman. […]