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Cobbs Creek: Sunshine Center Becomes A Busier Place For Local Seniors

Cobbs Creek: Sunshine Center Becomes A Busier Place For Local Seniors

It beeped repeatedly. Each click on the display offering up another error message. Still slightly hesitant when using the computers, seniors tapped on keyboards at The Older Adult Sunshine Center as they replied to Facebook posts, email and the occasional instant message. “I’m determined,” said Gloria McDowell-Savage. “I’m going to use these new skills to get over […]

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Cobbs Creek: Business Association Members Work To Revive 60th Street

Cobbs Creek: Business Association Members Work To Revive 60th Street

The 60th Street West Market Street Business Association caters to the needs of the community and helps new businesses gain their voices. As opportunities for businesses continue to develop on 60th Street between Market Street and Baltimore Avenue, the association has pushed to network among its peer organizations. Loretta Ferguson, 81, is the treasurer and the oldest member of […]

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Cobbs Creek: Larissa Mogano Works to Maintain Network with Neighbors

Cobbs Creek: Larissa Mogano Works to Maintain Network with Neighbors

Larissa Mogano has lived in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood for close to 10 years. She is one of the founders of the Cobbs Creek Neighborhood Association and promotes it heavily on Facebook. While there are other organizations in West Philadelphia dedicated to community issues, Mogano feels like the key to reaching a larger amount of neighbors […]

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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 […]

 Julian Hamer

Morris Park: A Green Urban Playground for Nature Lovers

Morris Park: A Green Urban Playground for Nature Lovers

Dan Gasiewski, long term resident of the Overbrook Farms and executive director of Friends of Morris Park, remembers the days when the meadowlands entrance to Morris Park, at the corners of 66th Street and Woodcrest Avenue, used to be full of litter left by local residents. In 2004, Gasiewski founded the Friends of Morris Park […]

 

Cobbs Creek: CHOP Network Aims to Keep Young Residents Healthy

Among the many organizations that provide physical and mental health care to the area, the CHOP Care Network for Pediatric and Adolescent Care at Cobbs Creek offers specialized services geared to the full-spectrum development of children. The Cobbs Creek branch has been located on Cobbs Creek Parkway for 17 years and remains a vital resource in […]

 

Cobbs Creek: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Cobbs Creek: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

There are many things in Cobbs Creek that are hidden gems, meaning they’re not well known to most people who do not live or visit the area. 1. Cheerleaders from West Philadelphia High School (above) use the Cobbs Creek Recreation center to practice. They will be competing in the Jam Fest/Jam Brands Cheer and Dance […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Philadelphia 300 Men Assembly Seeks Solutions to Crime

The first town hall meeting was called together by the Philadelphia 300 Men Assembly, co-founded by Donnell Regusters and Tommy Joshua. The purpose of this meeting was to hear the issues the community is dealing with and to figure out a plan to fix them. A handful of local organizations and professionals gathered together at […]

 

Cobbs Creek: MOVE Bombing on Osage Avenue Leaves Scar

Near the heart of Cobbs Creek Parkway lies a brutal scar of a block that holds much significance to the neighborhood. Twenty-nine years ago, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a row house on Osage Avenue, which shook the community and took the lives of 11 people, including five children. This historical event is known […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Five People Making a Difference

Cobbs Creek: Five People Making a Difference

There is a strong sense of community involvement within the Cobbs Creek area. Many organizations are dedicated to improving the area and the lives of those who live there. Within these organizations are individuals working directly with community members. 1. Micel Sanchez (above) is a student volunteer participating in work-study at LIFT. Her role is called “advocate.” […]

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