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Old City: Painted Bride Arts Center Is Committed To Creating A New Mission For The Community

Old City: Painted Bride Arts Center Is Committed To Creating A New Mission For The Community

Although the beloved, mosaic-covered structure in Old City will not be getting a historic designation, The Painted Bride is making new plans. The art center’s executive director, Laurel Raczka, is seeking new ways to sustain the center at 230 Vine St. and broaden its existing audience. Raczka said the property will go up for sale […]

 

Nicetown: Community Involvement is Key to Accomplishing Zero Waste and Litter

Nicetown: Community Involvement is Key to Accomplishing Zero Waste and Litter

Philadelphia isn’t disparagingly called Filthadelphia for no reason: Cans, bottles, bags, take-out boxes and other types of trash are ubiquitous on the streets of Philly. But following on Mayor Jim Kenny’s executive order in 2016 creating the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, the city is beginning to discover some ways Philadelphia might eventually kick that […]

 

Nicetown-Logan: Five Historic Places

Nicetown-Logan: Five Historic Places

North Philadelphia has a rich history revolving around blue-collar workers. Nicetown and Logan are home to historic locations that served the workers who lived in the city. These locations hold countless stories about the people of Philadelphia. The Stenton The Stenton is a mansion in Logan, Philadelphia (above) that used to belong to James Logan, […]

 

Nicetown: CDC Offers Opportunities for a Better Community

Nicetown: CDC Offers Opportunities for a Better Community

Sandra Harmon has been helping others for quite literally her entire life. Her mother, who was also dedicated to community service, got Harmon involved at a young age and she hasn’t stopped since. She now works as the community outreach director at the Nicetown Community Development Corporation. She spends her time coordinating efforts that help the […]

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Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Logan residents feel they have been kept in the shadows for decades by their council people, but City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is finally giving them a voice. “We’ve been promised that our issues are going to be addressed by the politicians over and over again,” said Cecil Hankins, a neighborhood resident. “Logan is the least of […]

 

PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com Magazine

PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com Magazine

In the summer of 2017, through a generous donation from Lew and Janet Klein, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com invited five former students (Jonathan Ginsburg, Jared Phillips, Ramona Roberts, Brianna Spause and Bob Stewart) to participate in a fellowship program to continue reporting throughout the summer. Each week we posted stories online about the happenings of particular neighborhoods from […]

 

Nicetown: SEPTA Power Plant Could Hurt the Health of Residents

Nicetown: SEPTA Power Plant Could Hurt the Health of Residents

A child living in Nicetown is four times more likely to have asthma than the average American child, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Local community members and environmental groups believe the health problems are only going to get worse once a natural gas power plant is built in their community. The $26.8 million plant, […]

 

Nicetown: Empowerment Starts In The Kitchen

Nicetown: Empowerment Starts In The Kitchen

A youth advocate, chef and lifelong North Philadelphia resident, Ariq Barrett saw a lack of role models in his community and wanted to reach youths on a different level. His solution? Black Boyz Can Cook is a program that creates a space where young black boys could learn the principles of healthy eating, entrepreneurship, community […]

 

Nicetown: Adult Day Care Provides Needed Services for Seniors

Nicetown: Adult Day Care Provides Needed Services for Seniors

Barbara Willis-Powell has dedicated the last eight years of her life to the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ adult day care program, serving seniors 60 years of age and older. For her, it’s all about the family atmosphere at the organization, located at 1939 W. Venango St.  Each Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., seniors fill the […]

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Tioga: Change Through Political Uncertainty Remains Focus of Tioga United

Tioga: Change Through Political Uncertainty Remains Focus of Tioga United

While the nation awaits President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, there remains an uneasy feeling among some members of the Tioga community as they wait to see what unfolds. However, community leaders like those associated with Tioga United are determined to keep the conversation moving forward within the neighborhood by encouraging people to join the discussion. Tioga United is a 20-year-old nonprofit organization led by co-founder […]

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