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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 […]

 

Social Issues: “I Felt It Was Important To Give Back To My Community As Much As I Can.”

Social Issues: “I Felt It Was Important To Give Back To My Community As Much As I Can.”

Michael Lee is the executive director of the nonprofit organization Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lee graduated from Central High School and was a part of the inaugural class of Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2009. Following his graduation from law school he began practicing as a criminal […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — An Eclipse Party, Singing Summer Camp Concert And A Community Facing Challenges

Mayfair: This Week In The News — An Eclipse Party, Singing Summer Camp Concert And A Community Facing Challenges

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Mapping Progress in 55 Philadelphia Neighborhoods–  Next City released a report listing Mayfair among a half dozen neighborhoods “facing the greatest challenges.” The organization used census data from 2009 through 2014. (via Next City) Eclipse shines brightly […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day Celebration– In honor of Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day, officers and firefighters were treated to lunch and dinner at the 17th Police District station, courtesy of On Point Bistro. (via […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Woman Gets Brick Thrown Through Window: Point Breeze resident Lisha Davis reported on Thursday, August 10 that a man posing as a construction worker threw a brick through her window one night earlier. According to […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – “Kill a Cop Save a Life” Graffiti, Homes Recovering From Arson

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – “Kill a Cop Save a Life” Graffiti, Homes Recovering From Arson

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Vandals Spray-Paint ‘Kill a Cop’ Graffiti on Pillars in Point Breeze: Police are investigating the vandalism of three pillars at 25th and Tasker streets. The phrase “Kill a Cop Save a Life” was spray painted […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Lost Snake Found, Spring Real Estate Booming

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Lost Snake Found, Spring Real Estate Booming

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Owner Reunites With Lost 7-Foot-Long Snake – A rogue Burmese python was found and returned to its owner on Wednesday, July 5. (via CBS Philly) Philly’s white-hot spring real estate market by the numbers: The best […]

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Hunting Park: Esperanza Aims to Improve Neighborhood Conditions

Hunting Park: Esperanza Aims to Improve Neighborhood Conditions

Esperanza is a faith-based community development corporation and nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1986 by the Hispanic clergy of Philadelphia. At the time, the Hispanic clergy wanted to address some of the larger problems that the community faced – access to affordable housing, access to jobs, safe communities and an education. Philip Dawson, 29, […]

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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

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Northwest Philadelphia: Jumpstart Germantown Looks to Revitalize the Community One Property at a Time

Northwest Philadelphia: Jumpstart Germantown Looks to Revitalize the Community One Property at a Time

Jumpstart Germantown is a redevelopment program that was established in April, 2014 by Mount Airy real estate developer Ken Weinstein. The organization tackles the problems of blighted properties in the Northwest by training a new generation of developers how to invest in and revitalize real estate. “I liked taking junk, something like old buildings, and doing […]