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East Kensington: Green Spaces Foster Sense Of Community

East Kensington: Green Spaces Foster Sense Of Community

Even in the increasingly solitary digital age, people still often feel the need for community in their lives. In Philadelphia and cities across the country, green spaces of all shapes and sizes can fulfill that need. “People like a place to congregate,” said City Councilman Mark Squilla, whose District 1 encompasses East Kensington. “If you […]

 

Fishtown: Yoga Instructor Strives for Deeper Impact Through Practice

Fishtown: Yoga Instructor Strives for Deeper Impact Through Practice

Contrary to its name, the wild ride that comes with owning Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown is not always a smooth or graceful one for Brittany Everett. The yoga studio at 2220 Frankford Ave. is home of the Philadelphia location, the other Grace & Glory is found in New Jersey, and opened in 2015. Everett […]

 

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Sees A Fluctuation Of Private School Enrollment

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Sees A Fluctuation Of Private School Enrollment

The streets of Port Richmond were bustling with parents taking their kids to school. The children walked through the doors and were greeted by the principal of Our Lady of Port Richmond, Sister Mary Ripp. Students hung their jackets and backpacks on their hooks and shuffled to their seats to get ready for the day. […]

 

Fishtown: Joe Primavera Building Community One Music Lesson At A Time

Fishtown: Joe Primavera Building Community One Music Lesson At A Time

After graduating from Temple University in 2008 with a degree in music, Joe Primavera taught private guitar and piano lessons throughout Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, he founded Philly Music Lessons, working out of a small recording studio in the basement of his Fishtown home. Soon after hiring a few close friends to teach […]

 

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Kim Creighton has been a member of the community since 1989. Over the years, she’s realized the area lacked extracurricular activities and creative outlets for the youth. “There’s no movie theaters, no arcades, no bowling alleys, no skating rinks,” Creighton said. “Nothing to do.” Creighton had a solution to the problem. She was going to […]

 

Port Richmond: Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center Makes Yoga Affordable And Welcoming

Port Richmond: Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center Makes Yoga Affordable And Welcoming

Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center may be located in the heart of Port Richmond, but some may argue that it feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The studio aims to be an escape to serenity, a place to unwind and “find some breathing room,” as their motto says. As […]

 

Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Ted Qualli is the executive director of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, which provides youth in high-crime and low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods a safe place to go when not in school, as an alternative to the streets. Founded in 1947, programming at the 20 PAL Centers throughout the city includes sports, mentorship and educational assistance. Whether […]

 

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

 

Port Richmond: Philadelphia Skateboard Academy Helping On And Off The Board

Port Richmond: Philadelphia Skateboard Academy Helping On And Off The Board

It started in 2005 with ten kids, ten boards and ten helmets for ten weeks. “If you told me ten years ago we’d be working for the city of Philadelphia promoting and developing skateboarding programs, I wouldn’t have believed you,” AJ Kohn, founder of Philadelphia Skateboard Academy, said. Those ten kids in 2005 quickly blossomed […]

 

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Mapping Progress And A Car Theft Suspect Identified

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Mapping Progress And A Car Theft Suspect Identified

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Port Richmond: Mapping Progress in 55 Philadelphia Neighborhoods– Tom Ferrick took factors like crime, household income, population, poverty and home prices into account when creating a new data analysis of each neighborhood in the city to see […]

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