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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 […]

 

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

Many Philadelphia seniors are eligible for property tax rebates even if they rent. People as young as 50 years old qualify if they are widowed, and disabled residents as young as 18 can also qualify. Otherwise, the age requirement is 65. For some, it’s possible $975 could be returned if certain criteria is met. If […]

 

Olney: Football Signups, School Supply Giveaway And More This Week

Olney: Football Signups, School Supply Giveaway And More This Week

Olney Eagles Football Registration is now open– Signups close on Aug. 25. Contact Davis Harris for more information. Weeklong Garage Sale: Monday, Aug. 14-Wednesday, Aug. 16, after 12 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 17-Sunday Aug. 20, all day, Whitaker and Wyoming Avenue Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room (5501 […]

 

Point Breeze: Water Ice Party, Praise In The Park And More This Week

Point Breeze: Water Ice Party, Praise In The Park And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Point Breeze this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  PSA (Police Service Area) 2 Meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., 1700 S. 26th St. Drinks and Dragons 9: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7-11 p.m. – American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.) Goodbye […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Sex Clubs, Racism And Guns

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Sex Clubs, Racism And Guns

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Guy shot his AR-15: A man fired his weapon in Northeast Philly, crashed his truck in Trevose, eventually captured by police on Deveraux Avenue, according to police (via NBC10) Racism on Teesdale Street : Nasty note left on car […]

 

Holmesburg: New Foundations High School Teachers Attempt To Unionize

Holmesburg: New Foundations High School Teachers Attempt To Unionize

One night last November, Alicia Lynch finally got home from her job as a school counselor at New Foundations Charter High School. She just wanted to share a meal with her husband and three children. “As I am eating dinner with my family, I receive a text from a co-worker to check my email immediately,” […]

 

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

Javier Rivera is the director of community improvement projects and operations at Ready, Willing & Able, a program that helps criminals, addicts and homeless individuals re-enter the workforce. A graduate of the program in 1997 in Harlem, N.Y., Rivera has risen through the ranks, holding supervisory positions before becoming director. How long have you been […]

 

Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Renee Horst (left) is a staff member with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and a member of the community engagement team who oversees the Farm to Families Pick Up. That program provides fresh, organic produce and meat from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to members of the Kensington and Fishtown community.   Can you […]