Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Twenty two years ago, Mantua’s only grocery store, located on 34th Street, burned to the ground. Since then, the neighborhood has never had a grocery store to call its own, forcing those living there to take two bus lines to two different supermarkets on Columbus Boulevard or to the more expensive option of shopping at […]

 By Joseph B. Schaefer and Dionicia Roberson

Mantua: Morton McMichael Elementary Names Brian Wallace Principal

Mantua: Morton McMichael Elementary Names Brian Wallace Principal

Morton McMichael Elementary School, the Mantua school that almost closed down a year ago, announced its permanent principal. Brian Wallace, acting principle before the School District of Philadelphia had intentions of closing the K-8 school last year, recently officially took over as principal with the support of the Mantua community. “I have committed myself personally to work and mentoring […]

 By Joseph Schaefer

Mantua: Transformation Plan Concludes, Citizens’ Efforts Continue

Mantua: Transformation Plan Concludes, Citizens’ Efforts Continue

Mantua residents and members of the Mantua Civic Association (MCA) gathered at the West Philadelphia Community Center last night for the unveiling of the We Are Mantua! Transformation Plan. The plan is a result of a two-year community-based process in which community residents and other stakeholders provided input for the future of Mantua. “The process […]