Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

This past March, on its 110th anniversary, the Tacony Free Library branch at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street closed its doors for 18 months of renovation. “The target date is Oct. 1, 2017,” said branch man­ager and head librarian Suzin Weber about the projected reopening.  As a recipient of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century […]

 

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

The Philadelphia Streets Department announced plans to allocate funding for the city’s first protected bike lane to be built along Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland avenues, in Mayfair. “We had a councilman who wanted to do it,” said David J. Perri, Commissioner of the Streets Department. “It’s in the right cycle of its lifespan […]

 

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Holmesburg: Location is the Biggest Problem for The Healing Way Methadone Clinic

Since it opened last June, The Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg has continued to receive some backlash from the residents living near by. The biggest problem surrounding the clinic is its location, located at 7900 Frankford Ave., just blocks away from residents and businesses. The clinic, who refused to speak with the media, is […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphians had a lot to say when asked about the upcoming mayoral race. Issues such as education, revitalization and prison reform were all topics of discussion. “Right now you have two front runners that are political heavyweights,” said city councilman Bobby Henon of the Northeast’s 6th District. “They have different stories and come from different […]

 

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Mayfair: Splitting the 15th Police District to Combat Crime

Sherman stormed down the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue as dusk was falling on Mayfair’s first ever Third Thursday festival. He reached the corner of Ryan and Leon streets, his head on a swivel. Who or what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. “Shoplifters,” Sherman said, retreating back up the block through […]

 

Holmesburg: New Methadone Clinic Hosts Invite-only Open House

Holmesburg: New Methadone Clinic Hosts Invite-only Open House

Operators of The Healing Way won their battle in state court and plan to open in a few weeks at 7900 Frankford Ave. The owners invited elected officials, selected business neighbors and the Philadelphia Police Department to an ‘open house’ on Monday morning. Few actually attended. “The meeting was called due to the fact that […]

 By Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia’s CDC Tax Credit Program and will allow the Mayfair CDC to receive $85,000 annually from Allegheny for the next 10 years. Sunday, the deal was announced to the […]

 By Erin M. Dungee and Laura A. Robb

Lawncrest: Councilman Bobby Henon Addresses Lawncrest Civic Meeting

Lawncrest: Councilman Bobby Henon Addresses Lawncrest Civic Meeting

Bobby Henon, 6th District City Councilman, spoke to the Lawncrest Civic Association recently regarding several pieces of legislation including his highly supported Bad Neighbor Initiative. Henon’s focus with this Initiative is on negligent homeowners, absentee landlords and slumlords who have violations against their properties. The initiative aims to end neighborhood blight, which decreases property values […]

 By Saleem Ahmed

Northeast: Three Familiar Faces in 6th District Up for Grabs

Northeast: Three Familiar Faces in 6th District Up for Grabs

As Philadelphia’s City Council braces for the biggest turnover in 20 years, residents of the 6th District will not have to worry about an unknown face elected into office. The three candidates running for the seat in City Council all have strong connections with their communities and the district as a whole. Democratic candidate Bobby […]

 By Jennifer Klimowicz and Saleem Ahmed

Northeast: Henon Running for City Council

Northeast: Henon Running for City Council

City Council candidate Bobby Henon and his supporters have set up shop on Frankford Avenue in preparation for the May 17 Democratic primary against Martin Bednarek. Henon is running for Philadelphia’s 6th District in hopes of filling the soon-to-be-vacant seat of retiring incumbent Joan Krajewski, who has held the position since 1979. If Henon wins […]