Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Bridesburg: Plan For Refurbishing Brownfields Awaits Next Step

Much of the area in North Philadelphia that abuts the Delaware River has been in a decades-long transition stage from manufacturing hub as factories in the neighborhoods move, leaving behind their industrial footprint. The possibility of chemical contamination in now-vacant lots means these properties, dubbed “brownfields,” must be assessed and cleaned before the lots can […]

 

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

Bridesburg: Residents Suggest Isolation And Community Create Its Neighborhood’s Safe Streets

From May 26 to June 25, the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia reported zero violent crimes, making it the only neighborhood in the city that can stake such a claim, according to a live-tracking data set compiled by the Federal Census Bureau and the Philadelphia Police Department. The working class neighborhood is tucked away in North Philadelphia, […]

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Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

Frankford and Bridesburg: District 177 State Representative Race Giving an Underdog a Chance

As the two Presidential Candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, prepare their last few arguments in the campaign trail, party representatives throughout the nation prepare for the outcome on November 8th. This year’s general election is set to tweak various legislations put through during United States President, Barack Obama‘s, two terms. Education, a main […]

 

Bridesburg: Descendant of Lenni Lenape Tribe Strives for State Recognition

Bridesburg: Descendant of Lenni Lenape Tribe Strives for State Recognition

Thousands of years before Bridesburg became the neighborhood we know of today, it was the lush lands that the Lenni Lenape (meaning “original” or “real” people) farmed, fished, hunted and thrived in. On April 13, 2016, residents of Bridesburg gathered at Point No Point Republican Club for an eye-opening presentation by Carla Messinger, a descendant […]

 

Bridesburg: Residents Complain Detour, Traffic Signs Being Ignored

Bridesburg: Residents Complain Detour, Traffic Signs Being Ignored

There has been an ongoing problem in Bridesburg with traffic for as long as people can remember, especially with trucks and buses because of the depots on Orthodox Street. In recent years, it has gotten worse with the construction of I-95. However, a Delaware Avenue extension was added last year to give truck drivers an […]

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Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

 If last year is anything to go by, then 2016 is set to be a year full of disruption for commuters in Philadelphia, even without a visit from the Pope. And with 30 projects underway and 15 more set to begin this year, the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be the least of commuter’s concern. […]

 

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Bridesburg: Cougars President Scott McIllmurray Remains Active in the Community

Bridesburg: Cougars President Scott McIllmurray Remains Active in the Community

Scott McIllmurray (above) is the president of the Bridesburg Cougars recreational sports club in Northeast Philadelphia. A resident of Mayfair, McIllmurray has been president of the Cougars for the past two years and is heavily involved in the Bridesburg community. From holding fundraisers such as a canned food drive for the Bridesburg food bank, to […]

 

Bridesburg: Five Family Owned Businesses Still Serving the Community

Bridesburg: Five Family Owned Businesses Still Serving the Community

All communities have them – that market that’s been around forever or the construction company that has built half of the homes in the area. Family owned businesses make up a key part of a neighborhood’s dynamic, and bring both economic stability and consistency to the area. The Bridesburg neighborhood is a community driven by […]

 

Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

The Bridesburg community is in the midst of a major change. The Philadelphia Department of Streets has embarked on the first new major road creation in more than a decade – the extension of Delaware Avenue. “Delaware Avenue is going to be a very critical road because it’s going to act kind of like a […]