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 […]

 

Juniata Park and Feltonville: Five Places to Know

Juniata Park and Feltonville: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Juniata Park and Feltonville are located in North Philadelphia. These neighborhoods have and continue to carry on the traditions and lifestyles of many Hispanics, African-Americans and other ethnicities through multiple generations. The streets are painted with vibrant colors. The air carries the sounds of Latin tunes in the area. For any passerby or newly […]

 By Liam McKenna and Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Police Officer Creates Organization to Solve Community Issues

Hunting Park: Police Officer Creates Organization to Solve Community Issues

At one time not too long ago the 87-acre plot of land known as Hunting Park was plagued by drug dealing and prostitution. But area residents have organized to remove these problems. Today, the park has become more family-friendly. To quantify this growth, Fairmount Park Conservancy Director of Development Meg Holscher stated since the creation […]

 By Taylor Knight and Christine Killion

Hunting Park: Residents and Police Work Together Towards a Less Violent Community

Hunting Park: Residents and Police Work Together Towards a Less Violent Community

Residents of Hunting Park and the police who protect them gathered together this week in the basement of the Tioga United Methodist Church. Residents sat in the fold up chairs talking amongst themselves at the 25th Police District Captain’s Townhall Meeting  held Wednesday night. The police officers and other community leaders stand in the front […]

 By Christine Killion

Hunting Park: Residents Combat Neighborhood’s Reputation

Hunting Park: Residents Combat Neighborhood’s Reputation

Google Hunting Park. Count the articles on death, shootings, stabbings and assaults. Now count those that actually took place in the neighborhood. For over 30 years, Hunting Park residents have been fighting the neighorhood’s notorious reputation as “The Badlands.” an ambiguous section of North Philadelphia and the 25th Police District labeled as a hub of […]