Fishtown: Local Community Board Unites the Neighborhood One Block at a Time

Fishtown: Local Community Board Unites the Neighborhood One Block at a Time

Fishtown has been called one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) has a few ideas why. FNA members Jamie Ware, president, Ian Wilson, reporting secretary, and Arthur Meckler, at-large board member, have witnessed countless changes to the neighborhood since they’ve moved there. FNA is a board […]

 

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Ivy Ridge Green was co-founded six years ago by Chris Kingsley, Annie Scott and Blaise Syrnick. Spearheaded by Destination Schuylkill River, Ivy Ridge Green’s goal is to add more green to the communities of Roxborough and Manayunk. Though Kingsley is no longer with Ivy Ridge Green, the organization continued to grow immensely thanks to dedicated volunteers such as Marlene Schleifer, […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Residents Mixed on Spitting

Plan Philly: South Kensington Residents Mixed on Spitting

Pedestrians need to focus while walking down a street—sometimes just to watch out for spit. South Kensington residents explained that spitting is common. Some said they found it gross, while other residents who do actually spit on the street or sidewalk explained why. “I think it’s disgusting. You shouldn’t be doing that with kids playing […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Clearing Out the Waste

Hunting Park: Clearing Out the Waste

Keeping an 87-acre park clean can be a laborious task. In Hunting Park, that job is left to Gerald Willis, an employee of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Picking up the park’s trash for 23 years, Willis attested to its upkeep. “It can be a tough job at times. It gets dirty, believe me,” […]