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City Politics: Philly Food Bucks Reaches A Milestone In Empowering SNAP Shoppers

City Politics: Philly Food Bucks Reaches A Milestone In Empowering SNAP Shoppers

“When Food Bucks came out at Clark Park, I was on the SNAP benefits,” said Meghan Filoromo of The Food Trust’s Philly Food Bucks program. Filoromo was working at the market at the time. “It made such a huge difference for what I could purchase,” Filoromo said. “[Before Philly Food Bucks] I was trying to just buy […]

 

Tacony: Community Makes 7000 Block of Erdrick Street Beautiful

Tacony: Community Makes 7000 Block of Erdrick Street Beautiful

The 7000 block of Erdrick Street in Tacony is anxiously awaiting to find out if it will become the city’s Most Beautiful Block. And if you speak to any of the residents, they believe they’ve got a good chance of winning the citywide contest run by the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee. Results will be announced in […]

 

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Tiffany Murphy, a native of West Philadelphia, fell in love with community organization and civic engagement during her childhood. Years later, she is now the coordinator for the Uhuru Flea Market and the upcoming One Africa, One Nation Uhuru Book Fair Market that institutionalizes and develops programs to defend the human and civil rights of people […]

 

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: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Port Richmond: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Kensington Storefront Community Advisory Meeting– Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., 2774 Kensington Ave. Deep Roots Charter School Parent & Community Advisory Meeting– Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Heitzman Recreation Center (2136 Castor […]

 

Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

As the sun rises on Hissey Playground at C Street and Indiana Avenue there’s usually a bit of a mess. Being in the shadow of the unofficial heroin capital of the region, Department of Recreation personnel must take care of cleaning up the needles, baggies and bottles that found their way to the sports field […]

 

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Senior Night: Monday, Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m., Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion (8046 Frankford Ave.)  Mike LeCompt concert: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Pennypack Park Music Festival (see our recent story on the concert […]

 

Mayfair: Southern Rock, Health Screening, DC VS Marvel Quizzo And More Happening This Week

Mayfair: Southern Rock, Health Screening, DC VS Marvel Quizzo And More Happening This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Breast Cancer Screening: Monday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m., Rep. John Taylor‘s office (4117 Longshore Ave.) High Noon concert: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Pennypack Park Music Festival (see our recent story on the concert series here) […]

 

Mayfair: Good Vibes And Music At The Pennypack Music Festival

Mayfair: Good Vibes And Music At The Pennypack Music Festival

On most summer Wednesday evenings, in the upper part of Mayfair, residents can hear faint sounds coming from the woods. Not the sounds of nature but rather some of the most iconic music songs ever performed. Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, John Mellencamp and Pink Floyd are just some of the […]

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