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Center City: A Look at The State of Our Infrastructure

Center City: A Look at The State of Our Infrastructure

For generations, Philadelphia has been a city of residents and commuters, creating a diverse city with a bustling downtown district and thriving satellite commercial centers connected by the original grid of surface streets and the newer web of interstates and expressways. Trains snake through hidden cuts in the city as buses trudge up and down […]

 

Mantua: Months After Flames Force Rescue, Home Still Stands Silent

Mantua: Months After Flames Force Rescue, Home Still Stands Silent

Some homes have been kept in the same family for generations, some have seen great tragedies like fire or flood, others are left vacant or forgotten and the rare few have been given a proper funeral before being torn down. Every house has a story and 3952 Aspen St. is no exception. On July 12, […]

 

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 23 year-old Mantua resident Marquise Williams was shot dead outside of the H&H Daycare and Learning Center. Located at 40th and Poplar streets, the H&H Daycare and Learning Center serves both Mantua and the Mill Creek neighborhoods. 40 children were inside the building when gunfire erupted in […]

 By Lee Miller and Casey Moore

Mantua: Youth Group Tries to Rejuventate Shuttered Church

Mantua: Youth Group Tries to Rejuventate Shuttered Church

At the corner of 34th and Brandywine streets is an abandoned church, a sight not uncommon in Philadelphia. However, this church isn’t being left to rot until someone scoops up the property for development. New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, which shut its doors last October, is now under the control of I Am Focused Inc. […]