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East Kensington: Green Spaces Foster Sense Of Community

East Kensington: Green Spaces Foster Sense Of Community

Even in the increasingly solitary digital age, people still often feel the need for community in their lives. In Philadelphia and cities across the country, green spaces of all shapes and sizes can fulfill that need. “People like a place to congregate,” said City Councilman Mark Squilla, whose District 1 encompasses East Kensington. “If you […]

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East Kensington: Uniting Community With Arts Festival

East Kensington: Uniting Community With Arts Festival

The East Kensington Neighbors Association addresses several important issues going on in its own neighborhood every third Monday of each month at Philadelphia Brewing Company. All East Kensington residents are welcomed to attend the meetings and take part in changes being made in the community. Onias Timothy Dickson, 32, was initially summoned to attend these […]

 

Kensington: Trinity Presbyterian Member Helps Recovering Addicts in Community

Kensington: Trinity Presbyterian Member Helps Recovering Addicts in Community

Kenneth Blood, 66, is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. In the 35 years he has lived in Kensington, Blood has devoted his time providing rehabilitated addicts with transitional living at Trinity Presbyterian Church. What is your philosophy in terms of your role in the community, specifically Trinity Presbyterian Church? There are people that go to […]

 By Diana Cooper and Colin Lindsley

Kensington: New Pub Crawl Added to Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

Kensington: New Pub Crawl Added to Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

The committee board for the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival (TAAF) is attempting to expand the annual spring event beyond Trenton Avenue by adding a pub crawl to the list of activities. “TAAFter Dark is going to be a brand new thing this year. We are going to try to have happy hour specials since the […]

 By David Foster

Kensington: Zoning Board Rejects Otolith Sustainable Seafood Variance Application

Kensington: Zoning Board Rejects Otolith Sustainable Seafood Variance Application

When married couple Amanda Bossard and Murat Aritan dreamed of bringing their unique sustainable seafood company, Otolith, to Philadelphia in 2007, they knew some bumps in the road would follow. Aritan spends six months of the year fishing in the bountiful but deadly waters off Alaska away from his family, while Bossard, who raises their […]