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Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-Cha: Monday, July 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Freddy Castro put himself into a tight spot. After a few brush-ups with the law he decided to go the straight and narrow. But trying to land a decent paying job with a criminal record is tough. And having no driver’s license can tie you up even tighter than handcuffs. “I was interviewing for a […]

 

Port Richmond: First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, 24th District Town Hall, and Nature Heroes “Radical Reptiles” Showing

Port Richmond: First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, 24th District Town Hall, and Nature Heroes “Radical Reptiles” Showing

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Senior Produce Vouchers: Monday, July 17 and Thursday, July 20, 1:30-3 p.m. – St. Anne’s Senior Community Center (2607 E. Cumberland St.) First-Time Homebuyer Workshop: Tuesday, July 18, 4-8 p.m. – Coral Street Arts […]

 

Point Breeze: Dungeons And Dragons And More Events This Week

Point Breeze: Dungeons And Dragons And More Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Point Breeze this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  DiSilvestro Watercolor Course: Monday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m. – DiSilvestro Playground (1701 S. 15th St.) Drinks and Dragons 8: Wednesday, July 19, 7-11 p.m. – American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.) DiSilvestro […]

 

Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Mayfair: Benefit Programs Enrollment Assistance, Night Markets And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BenePhilly Mobile Office– July 18-20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.:  Find out about and enroll in various benefit programs like health insurance, disability, prescription drugs, and utility bill and tax bill assistance. Their […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Olney: Cardinal Dougherty and an Alumni Soccer Match Worth Watching – Steve Schmidt, 1985 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, helped organize a reunion soccer match to take place in Wildwood, New Jersey this Saturday (via The […]

 

Port Richmond: Woman in Critical Condition After Stabbing, Heroin Addiction Testimonials, and Tire Garden Beautification Project

Port Richmond: Woman in Critical Condition After Stabbing, Heroin Addiction Testimonials, and Tire Garden Beautification Project

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Port Richmond: Woman critical after stabbing in Port Richmond – Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a man who stabbed a 32-year-old woman on the 2000 block of Castor Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: These Philly-inspired fonts give back to each neighborhood: PHL Open Type, a collaborative project helmed by Philadelphian Phil Buckley, strives to highlight each neighborhood in Philadelphia. Proceeds from the Point Breeze font will go toward the […]

 

Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Longtime community members fight for their neighborhood one block at a time in Harrowgate. Repelling drug dealers, moving addicts along and fighting opportunistic slumlords starts less with city-wide policy and more with in-person communication and leading by example. Local civic association leaders like Shannon Farrell and Jim Ridgway do it neighborhood-wide. But it’s the block captains […]

 

How To: Become A Block Captain

How To: Become A Block Captain

The City of Philadelphia provides support for citizens who’d like to become active in their community. While anyone can round up their neighbors to keep their street clean, the city can help by providing supplies and special trash pickups. The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) runs a Block Captain program, and all you have to do […]