Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 By Kate Trowbridge

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Allegheny: Zion Baptist Church Holds Second Annual Book Fair

Allegheny: Zion Baptist Church Holds Second Annual Book Fair

Zion Baptist Church, located at the Northwest corner of Broad and Venago streets, recently held its second annual Book Fair. This second book fair came a mere five years after the first was held in 2008 because the church did not have a pastor. The book fair was created by Mildred Bazemore, a member of […]

 By Brittany McRae and Nicholas Deroose

Allegheny: Sidewalk Vendor Helps Community

Allegheny: Sidewalk Vendor Helps Community

Donald Simmons is a familiar face in the neighborhood. Since 2006, Simmons has been selling sneakers and work boots on sidewalks in Philadelphia. Na Fan Ng owns the sneaker stand where Simmons works and has three locations where his products are sold. Simmons said the business originally came from a store that was purchased on Kensington […]