By Alexandra B. Myslinski

East Parkside: Local Resident Strives to Preserve History

East Parkside: Local Resident Strives to Preserve History

Voices of Sean Solomon and Isabelle Dijols While many residents of Parkside are doing their civic duty to keep the community clean and safe, Sean Solomon proves to be an avid historian who is striving to preserve the history of the many houses that have been abandoned and boarded up. “I basically specialize in historic […]

 By Irene Kipervasser and John 'Jay' Jones

Walnut Hill: Community Playground Gets Creative

Walnut Hill: Community Playground Gets Creative

While the Walnut Hill Community Playground has had its rough patches, with two shootings last spring and numerous arrests, it has been taking a turn for the better with the help of the Friends of the Playground. From its rebuilding and cleanup with the help of the Home Depot Foundation and Kaboom to the events […]

 By Kelsey Fabian and Cait Berry

Nicetown: A Place of Boarded Doors and Broken Windows

Nicetown: A Place of Boarded Doors and Broken Windows

Abandoned homes, vacant lots and crumbling structures have not always been how the Nicetown/Tioga area was decorated. Believe it or not, this community used to host several booming businesses and the streets were once lined with well kept row homes. Joe Louis Jones is member of the Zion Baptist Church, located at 3600 N. Broad […]