South of South Street

 By Juliet DeRose

South Philadelphia: “Growing Home” Project Provides Refugees With a Place to Grow

South Philadelphia: “Growing Home” Project Provides Refugees With a Place to Grow

Surprisingly, a once abandoned lot in South Philadelphia allows refugees from two little known nations in southern Asia to feel more at home while integrating them into their new lives in the United States. This lot houses Growing Home, the new refugee community farm project in South Philadelphia established by the Nationalities Service Center (NSC). […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

Artisan Boulanger Patissier probably sticks out like a sore thumb to a lot of people. Located at 1646 S. 12th St., it is in the heart of South Philadelphia. Being that it is located in an area known for Italian-inspired cafe’s and shops, it seems slightly strange taking a very much Francophile-type establishment seriously, but […]

 By Rebecca Howe and Emily Heinz

Community Policing: An Innovative Strategy in South Philadelphia

Community Policing: An Innovative Strategy in South Philadelphia

THE VIEW FROM THE POLICE The officers of the South Street police detail, located at Ninth and South streets, attended a Friday evening roll call in preparation to head out to serve and protect the area. With their helmets on and their bikes ready, the police officers are prepared for another night of interaction with […]

 By Rebecca Howe

Bikes, Trikes and Strollers Circle ‘Round the Shot Tower

Bikes, Trikes and Strollers Circle ‘Round the Shot Tower

Flag Day celebrations seem few and far between these days, and at the Sparks Shot Tower Rec. Center, neighbors are taking advantage of this excuse to celebrate. The Sparks Shot Tower on Front and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia looks like an abandoned relic in a sea of playground equipment and grass. But for neighbors […]

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