How To: Plan A Neighborhood Cleanup

How To: Plan A Neighborhood Cleanup

This City of Brotherly Love is known for cheesesteaks, murals, arts and of course Rocky Balboa. Philadelphia is applauded for its vibrant culture, yet the city is ridiculed for its sometimes trashy appearance in places. Many communities in the city have streets, sidewalks and vacant lots filled with trash. This is an ongoing issue and many […]

 Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

Olney: Keep Philly Beautiful, TD Bank Hit the Streets Cleaning

A tossed candy-bar wrapper or forgotten soda bottle may seem insignificant to many Philadelphians but to the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project, litter is a big deal for Olney’s safety and commercial success. The Philadelphia Department of Commerce provides Olney with a grant to hire street cleaners six days per week. However, the cleaners’ main […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Organization Aids First Time Homebuyers

Carroll Park: Organization Aids First Time Homebuyers

Since 1977, The Parkside Association of Philadelphia has been serving the West Parkside community and has recently relocated to the former office in the Carroll Park area at 5218 Master St. After the Carroll Park Community Council closed down about one year ago, the association took over the neighborhood providing referral services and homeowners assistance […]