Powelton Village

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Powelton Village: A Neighborhood In Transition

Powelton Village: A Neighborhood In Transition

Usually when a person’s name is drawn from a hat, they gain something. But when Linn Washington had his name called hours before one of Philadelphia’s most controversial events, he almost lost his head. Literally. “On August 8, 1978, the police quite surprisingly allowed six journalists to come within the police lines and essentially be […]

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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 […]

 

Powelton Village: Lancaster Mews Gets Historic

Powelton Village: Lancaster Mews Gets Historic

Lancaster Mews, a row of apartments and businesses on the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue will keep its 19th century architecture after a city commission ruled on its importance. Last month, sites around the city were given historic designations by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Along with Mews, Satterlee Heights and the Edward Corner Building in Fishtown […]

 

Brewerytown: Rep. Donna Bullock Gives Residents a New Voice in Harrisburg

Brewerytown: Rep. Donna Bullock Gives Residents a New Voice in Harrisburg

State Rep. Donna Bullock was sworn in as the legislator for the 195th District in August after her predecessor, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, pleaded guilty to a conflict of interest charge and tendered her resignation. The 195th District stretches from Strawberry Mansion to Powelton Village, encompassing communities of varying backgrounds and incomes. “It’s a tale of two cities,” said […]

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Powelton Village: Seth Goren and a Legacy of Jewish Community Service

Powelton Village: Seth Goren and a Legacy of Jewish Community Service

Rabbi Seth Goren is determined to help fix the world. The Mt. Airy native and son of a union organizer is no stranger to the fight for social justice. We sat down with him at Repair the World’s Philadelphia headquarters, near 40th and Market streets, where he explained some of his organization’s goals. Can you […]

 

Mantua: Five Community Organizations Revitalizing the Neighborhood

Mantua: Five Community Organizations Revitalizing the Neighborhood

Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood has been a recent target of revitalization, even getting federal attention. Here are five local organizations that have already been putting in the work to make a change in Mantua. Mighty Writers Recently highlighted for winning the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for the outstanding audio documentary “Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul […]

 

Powelton Village: Five Architectural Highlights

Powelton Village: Five Architectural Highlights

In the 1850s, architects began developing Powelton Village with Victorian style homes. During this time, the most popular versions of Victorian architecture were Italinate style homes. This trend became the most popular type of Philadelphia’s residential architecture in the mid 19th-century. The neighborhood is unique to the city because of its ornate, romantic houses that are known for their flat roofs, porches and symmetrical […]

 

West Powelton: Bernadine Hawes Says, “We Try to Create Great Citizens of Philadelphia.”

West Powelton: Bernadine Hawes Says, “We Try to Create Great Citizens of Philadelphia.”

Bernadine Hawes is a Washington D.C. native who moved to West Philadelphia in 1972 to get her master’s degree in Medical Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has since been a very active member of the community. Hawes is the chair of the board at the People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and also serves on […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: The Community Education Center Holds Fifth Monthly Jazz show

Lancaster Avenue: The Community Education Center Holds Fifth Monthly Jazz show

The Community Education Center, in partnership with the Producer’s Guild, held their fifth jazz show in celebration of Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue last month. The show, which kicked off at 7 p.m. and wrapped up around 10 p.m., featured Kimpedro’s NU Gruv Network with a special appearance by Drexel graduate and jazz pianist, Kendrah Butler. For […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: Community Discusses Future Of Community Landmark

Lancaster Avenue: Community Discusses Future Of Community Landmark

Everyone’s seen it. Just a block into the Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor stands a sizable, brick red facade. Inside lay remnants of a rich past that most would never know. This structure, Hawthorne Hall, has been standing since the 1800s and has been vacant since 2010. Last month, local residents and interested parties from around the […]

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