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West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

As you travel north on Broad Street, you’ll come across several flourishing communities such as West Oak Lane, East Oak Lane, Olney and Fern Rock. These communities consist of thriving, independent restaurants, community service organizations, and spacious homes surrounded by lush green lawns that give the neighborhood a trendy yet suburban ambiance. During the 1960s, […]

 

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met residents of North Philadelphia at Central High School in the first of a series of five town hall meetings taking place throughout the city. Central High, located in the Logan neighborhood, proved a fitting forum for the Monday evening meeting wherein Kenney fielded an array of questions regarding education. “It’s not […]

 

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 […]

 By Jessie Fox and Kaila Gantt

West Oak Lane: A Proud and Determined Block

West Oak Lane: A Proud and Determined Block

  For the residents of Ogontz Avenue between Andrews Avenue and Middleton Street, an invested block captain and caring neighbors have helped their block maintain its peacefulness and achieve a strong sense of community. Block captains serve as a liaison between the neighbors on their block and the larger community. They are well-known around their […]

 By Trey Shields

Northwest: Weavers Way Board of Directors Nominations Due

Northwest: Weavers Way Board of Directors Nominations Due

Wednesday is the deadline to declare your interest in running for the Weavers Way Board of Directors. Candidates are asked to submit a nomination form by Feb. 23 to run for one of four open seats in the co-op’s May 15 election. A board member serves a three-year term. This year Weavers Way Board President […]

 By Samantha Krotzer and Andrew Whitlatch

West Oak Lane: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

West Oak Lane: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

Sixty-two-year-old Fran McDonald sits anxiously at her computer with her white binder full of handouts scattered with her own notes as she waits for class to start. “Me and Excel are having a ball,” McDonald says with a laugh. McDonald is using the “Technology is Power Seminar,” one of the free programs offered at the […]

 By Matt Bell and Kristen van Genderen

West Oak Lane: Saving Homes from Foreclosure

West Oak Lane: Saving Homes from Foreclosure

How does the old adage go? Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes? It is hard to image a saying more fitting for homeowners going through mortgage delinquency and foreclosure. For many, it is hard to imagine the possibility of losing a home to foreclosure and the constant anxiety that […]

 Matt Bell and Kristen van Genderen

West Oak Lane: Staving Off Foreclosures

West Oak Lane: Staving Off Foreclosures

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. While sifting through the mail, they notice those huge, foreboding letters staring back at them. Foreclosure. The word hits them like a punch to the gut. Their face goes flush. They can almost feel the blood rushing down their legs. Their heart stops momentarily, then begins to pound like a […]