Nicetown/Tioga: Five Places that Tie the Community Together

Nicetown/Tioga: Five Places that Tie the Community Together

There are a number of places that people in many communities might say matter. In the Tioga and Nicetown sections, there are five places that really give back to these communities in their own ways. These organizations strive to help decrease poverty-related issues by providing books, legal advice and economic assistance to the community, to […]

 

Germantown: 5 Places Where You Can Serve the Community

Germantown: 5 Places Where You Can Serve the Community

Formerly a point of interest for indigenous Americans, a battleground in the American revolutionary war and a settling point for African-American and Italian-American communities, Germantown is one of the most historic places to live in America. Diverse waves of residents have been attracted to this Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood. In more recent times it has also […]

 

Bridesburg: Boys And Girls Club Adds To Spring Clean Up

Bridesburg: Boys And Girls Club Adds To Spring Clean Up

Since 1941, the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club has given children and teens in the community a place away from the streets to learn and grow as young adults. “They’re basically like a second home,” said Christina Whitaker. “They’ve been there when it’s been hard to find parents or when you just needed someone other […]

 Colin Tansits and Francine Mensah.

Bridesburg: Five Places You Need To Know

Bridesburg: Five Places You Need To Know

The Bridesburg neighborhood is a small area full of pride, sitting next to the Delaware River just south and east of Philadelphia’s Northeast. With a median household income average of around $43,000 and a population more than 90 percent white according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bridesburg is a microcosm of the American middle class. […]

 

Nicetown: Five Places You Should Know

Nicetown: Five Places You Should Know

Nicetown is a neighborhood of North Philadelphia that has lots of people from various organizations working to develop the area as a community. With the help of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation (CDC), these five places are home to some emerging resources that make the area a better place to live for people and families. […]

 By Brittany Hahn & Jim Sauls

South of South Street: From An Eyesore To An Art Canvas

Resting along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the 4.5-acre vacant lot on the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue serves as a local artists canvas for a soon-to-be sculpture. Cirque du Soleil once occupied the gargantuan eyesore, using it as a tent station every-so-often. Hudson Reality Capital, LLC currently owns the land. This means […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Nicetown: Boys and Girls Club Provides Safe Alternative After-School Activites

Nicetown: Boys and Girls Club Provides Safe Alternative After-School Activites

The  Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club, located at 4000 N. Clarissa St., provides children and teenagers with a safe place where they can enjoy sports and other recreational activities with their friends. “Boys and Girls clubs in general were actually created around the time of the Civil War and it was started by a […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, located at 2407 South Broad St., is a 43,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving the community. The center was opened in 1999 and provides a variety of services to people of all ages. Steve Cotilus,  the assistant director, explained that the community center is part of Caring People Alliance. Founded in […]

 

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

While other organizations are working to give kids something to do to stay out of trouble. the Holmesburg Boys Club has been working to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment for the past 50 years. The Holmesburg Boys Club is a local establishment located at the intersection of Ditman and Lansing […]