Roxborough: Combating the Issue of Overdevelopment

Roxborough: Combating the Issue of Overdevelopment

Right now, at the corner of Henry Avenue and Maris Street, there sits an empty lot. But because of the by-right development, a new apartment building is in the works. Thanks to by-right, and much to the dismay of the neighbors, the ROCK Construction and Development corporation was able buy the piece of land at […]

 

Northwest: A Fight to Control Danger as Abandoned Properties Mount

Northwest: A Fight to Control Danger as Abandoned Properties Mount

Shirley Santiago says she considers herself lucky. Her home, second in from the end on the 3800 block of Manor Street in Manayunk, abuts a mound of crumbling bricks that was once a white-painted home which completed a strip of row houses on the quiet dead-end street. Santiago said the decay had begun even before […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Neighborhood Rivalries Left on the Court

Overbrook: Neighborhood Rivalries Left on the Court

Neighborhood tensions between the three sub-communities of Hilltop, Wynnefield and Parkside are a part of life growing up in the Overbrook community. Where someone lives is where his or her identity is rooted. “They call it riding with their neighborhood,” Naim Bellinger, former police officer at Overbrook High School, said. “The kids hang out together […]