Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

[vimeo 65465622] Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony is taking a business first approach while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its sense of history. Both neighborhoods understand that they must work in collaboration to make […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

Short dumping is a problem all over the city and has been a problem for years, but in Holmesburg it seems to be an issue that is bringing down the community. Short dumping is the illegal act of disposing trash and debris on a street or vacant lot. With so many auto shops and other […]