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West Philadelphia: Five Caribbean Restaurants To Know

West Philadelphia: Five Caribbean Restaurants To Know

Cheesesteaks, hoagies and soft pretzels make the list when iconic Philadelphia food is the topic of conversation. However, these three foods are not the only stand-out dishes in the city. Caribbean food in particular blends a variety of spices that satisfy tastebuds. Here are five Caribbean restaurants in West Philadelphia that offer a flavorful meal […]

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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Prom Season Begins with Gown Giveaway

Carroll Park: Prom Season Begins with Gown Giveaway

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown’s office held its fourth annual prom dress giveaway at Greater Bible Way Temple this past weekend. Junior and senior high school students received prom dresses donated from women residents around the neighborhood, including some donations from retail brands like Lord & Taylor. “Just seeing the girls come in, not knowing […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Organization Aids First Time Homebuyers

Carroll Park: Organization Aids First Time Homebuyers

Since 1977, The Parkside Association of Philadelphia has been serving the West Parkside community and has recently relocated to the former office in the Carroll Park area at 5218 Master St. After the Carroll Park Community Council closed down about one year ago, the association took over the neighborhood providing referral services and homeowners assistance […]

 By Adam Clark

Carroll Park: After School Program Provides Education Extension

Carroll Park: After School Program Provides Education Extension

[vimeo 63865389] In the Carroll Park section of Philadelphia sits Resurrection Baptist Church, which for the past two years has been providing extra education for children of the area with their after school program. The church, located at 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue, is headed by Pastor Robert McFadden. McFadden said the program was started to […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Raccoons Run Amok on Redfield Street

Carroll Park: Raccoons Run Amok on Redfield Street

[vimeo 63203984] At the heart of Carroll Park, lies a block unscathed by frequent crime and littering. For many years the upkeep of the 1400 block of Redfield Street has been the pride and joy of its residents. The sense of community, interaction and care for one another is evident when walking down the narrow street. […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Neighborhoods Map Their Way to Community Transformation

Carroll Park: Neighborhoods Map Their Way to Community Transformation

[vimeo 61009342] Residents of Haddington, Morris Park, Cathedral Park and Carroll Park met last week as part of a community outreach program initiative to discuss the state of their communities. HMC2 , a local organization which bridges together the four neighborhoods, facilitated the monthly meeting. At each meeting, held on the fourth Thursday of the month, […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Residents Plan to Take Action in Community Meeting

Carroll Park: Residents Plan to Take Action in Community Meeting

In a rousing community policy meeting, residents and liaisons for local organizations assembled to discuss and develop action plans for multiple neighborhood issues. “We want to see results and to sustain those results,” Mike Cormany, a local school crossing guard, said. Attendees gathered in a meeting held in a small conference room in the office […]

 By Cory Popp and Ellen Parkins

Carroll Park: Old Church Gets New Outlook

Carroll Park: Old Church Gets New Outlook

Calvin Presbyterian Church, located at 60th and Master streets, has been a part of Carroll Park since 1904. However, after over 100 years of service, Pastor Curtis Jones has recently come to the church with fresh ideas to help the changing community. The church had remained integrated until the 1970s when it became primarily an […]

 By Cory Popp and Ellen Parkins

Carroll Park: Closure of Community Council Leaves Residents with Fewer Options

Carroll Park: Closure of Community Council Leaves Residents with Fewer Options

The Carroll Park Community Council, a Philadelphia Neighborhood Advisory Committee, located at 5218 Master St., has shut its doors because of funding cuts, leaving local residents confused about the future of a variety of social programs. “It looked like they were going have difficulty continuing. Their other funding sources had shrunk somewhat, and so there […]