Parkside

 By Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher

Mantua: Jannie’s Place Aims to Assist Homeless Women and Children

Mantua: Jannie’s Place Aims to Assist Homeless Women and Children

What once existed as an indication of neglect, a vacant lot at 617 N. 40th St., is now a sign of redevelopment and sustainability in Parkside. A three-story affordable housing project for homeless women and children now occupies the space. Dubbed Jannie’s Place, the development was named after Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in recognition of the […]

 By Christine Fisher

Parkside: Credit Union Opens in Shopping Center

Parkside: Credit Union Opens in Shopping Center

Brown’s Family ShopRite has partnered with American Heritage Federal Credit Union (AMHFCU) to launch a credit union branch in the grocery chain’s Parkside location. The launch event, held earlier this month at the grocery store and credit union’s location at 52nd and Jefferson streets, featured speeches by those leading the partnership and free refreshments for attendees […]

 By Kara Savidge

Parkside: Bridge Reconstruction Begins; Neighborhood Hopes for Revitalization

Parkside: Bridge Reconstruction Begins; Neighborhood Hopes for Revitalization

Ten, 15, 20 — the exact number of years since they could drive across the 40th and 41st street bridges is beyond memory for Parkside residents, but many say it’s been too long. The bridges, which run from Westminster Street to Poplar Street, south to north respectively, are totally off limits to vehicles, leaving many […]

 By Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher

Parkside: West Park Residents Voice Opinions at Philadelphia 2035 Planning Meeting

Parkside: West Park Residents Voice Opinions at Philadelphia 2035 Planning Meeting

This week marked an initial but important step in the City Planning Commission’s redevelopment of the West Parkside neighborhood. Members of Parkside and surrounding neighborhoods gathered Tuesday at St. Joseph’s University for the second public district plan meeting for the Philadelphia 2035 project — the first comprehensive plan for the city since the ’60s. West […]

 By Bob Petro

Parkside: Virginia Native Finds Home Transforming Community

Parkside: Virginia Native Finds Home Transforming Community

  For someone who didn’t grow up in Philadelphia, James L. Brown IV has been a big part of the Parkside community since 1963.  After moving to the neighborhood in 1961, it didn’t take long for Brown to get his start. Brown and his family purchased 4218 Parkside Ave. in December of 1963 and restored […]

 By Andrew Lecointe

West Philadelphia: Ovarian Cancer 5K Walk

West Philadelphia: Ovarian Cancer 5K Walk

  While some people spent Memorial Day weekend at the shore or doing household chores others came out to help raise money for medical research on ovarian cancer through a 5K walk. It was the 7th Annual event for the Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Over 2,000 participants and supporters were in attendance, most […]

 By Ethan Chideckel

Parkside: Program Provides Music and Artistic Classes to Less Fortunate Children

Parkside: Program Provides Music and Artistic Classes to Less Fortunate Children

At the Intercultural Family Services building in Parkside, Saturdays are a day for local children to get lessons in a variety of subjects for the mere price of $10. If the family cannot afford the payment, scholarships are awarded to families to help the kids be a part of the “Music and Mentorship Program.” “We […]

 By Rebecca Bleznak

Parkside: Please Touch Museum’s New Locale Lives Up to Hype

Parkside: Please Touch Museum’s New Locale Lives Up to Hype

When the Please Touch Museum was introduced to the public in 1976 as a small exhibit in the Academy of Natural Sciences, founder Portia Sperr never imagined it would become the Philadelphia landmark it is today. It was a revolutionary idea: a museum just for children, where interaction and play are the foundations of learning. […]

 By Jessica Arnold

Parkside: School of the Future Relies on Forward Thinking, Not Just Technology

Parkside: School of the Future Relies on Forward Thinking, Not Just Technology

For most teenagers, high school helps define where they are headed in life, molding young men and women by exposing them to pathways suitable to fulfilling their desires. Philadelphia’s unique Microsoft High School of The Future does this and more, equipping students with the kinds of practical knowledge necessary to be successful in the real […]

 By Tara Moore

Parkside: Students Salute Their Futures

Parkside: Students Salute Their Futures

Graduation marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next in everyone’s life. In 2006, the Microsoft High School of the Future located on 40th Street and Parkside Avenue opened its doors with the hopes of molding young Philadelphians into technologically savvy young adults prepared to take on the world. Today, four […]