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 By Kate Trowbridge

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

[vimeo 63697359] Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Mercy Family Center, located at 1939 W. Venango St., provides care and assistance to anyone in the Nicetown-Tioga area who may need it. The center got its start when a local parish house realized there was something missing in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood. “In 1990, we had three Sisters working in different parishes in Philadelphia. One […]

 By Siena Mazero and Kate Trowbridge

Nicetown/Tioga: Club Den Provides After-School Program to Students

Nicetown/Tioga: Club Den Provides After-School Program to Students

With the help of the nonprofit To Our Children’s Future With Health Inc., Club Den has grown into a well known after-school center for families. Located at 1422 W. Venango St., the center may appear to be just another house on the block, but since 1998 the after-school program has grown to offer a variety […]

 By Siena Mazero

Tioga/Nicetown: Community Legal Services Opens New Law Center

Tioga/Nicetown: Community Legal Services Opens New Law Center

For over 40 years, Community Legal Services has been providing low-income residents with free legal help. With a new, more convenient location and over 10 areas of specialization, residents are able to turn to a dependable source for help. In a neighborhood where the poverty level is 24 percent greater than the average level in […]

 By Nicholas Deroose and Brittany McRae

Tioga: Kailo Helping the Homeless

Tioga: Kailo Helping the Homeless

[vimeo 25520490 height=400 width=600]   William Davenport is going to turn 50 this year. He smilingly recounts how he spent his birthday last year with a big cake, ice cream and a cookout. He hopes to have the same party again this year when his birthday rolls around in July. Davenport is also homeless. He is […]

 

Northwest: Ongoing Coverage of the 8th District Primary

Northwest: Ongoing Coverage of the 8th District Primary

newsworks.org, the website of WHYY, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods are covering the 8th District’s voting throughout Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, Germantown and Tioga. See the blog at https://bit.ly/mBNu6z Seven candidates are vying in the Democratic primary today to replace retiring Donna Reed Miller in this key district.

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Northwest: Verna Tyner Campaigns for 8th District Seat

Northwest: Verna Tyner Campaigns for 8th District Seat

  [vimeo 22915631] Connecting with the community is a common trait shared by all local politicians, but not all have the experience needed to successfully represent their constituency. With more than 20 years of Philadelphia government experience, Democrat Verna Tyner said she has the tools necessary to represent the 8th District in City Council. Tyner, […]

 By Steve Boese and Rebecca Savedow

Northwest: 8th District Candidate Greg Paulmier’s Campaign Platform

Northwest: 8th District Candidate Greg Paulmier’s Campaign Platform

If Greg Paulmier wants to send one message to voters in the 8th District, it’s that he knows their problems. “I’ve lived here my whole life, I know what needs to be changed and what needs to be done,” he said. The candidate graduated from Germantown Friends School and went on to higher education at […]

 By Anna Berezowska and Genevieve LeMay

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

“I want to introduce a new standard of living,” said William “Bill” Durham, a candidate for the City Council from the 8th District. Donna Reed Miller has held this position for over 10 years. But Durham said that he has faith in the future. “We can change this district in two to three years,” Durham, […]

 By Cait Berry

Nicetown/Tioga: A Brighter Future?

Nicetown/Tioga: A Brighter Future?

[vimeo 21896682] The residents of Nicetown/Tioga want young people to save the neighborhood. “Young people need to know that this isn’t it. They can do better, be better. There are better things out there. They can make it out of Philly if they want. Sometimes they get stuck in all this negativity and don’t realize […]