Mayfair: This Week In The News — Folks Found Way To Beat The Heat And Other Happenings

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Folks Found Way To Beat The Heat And Other Happenings

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Young girl hit by a car on Levick Street – The 4-year-old was taken to the hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.” (via 6ABC) Bar fight turns into a gunfight – Gunfire erupts at Lyrics Lounge. (via 6ABC) The […]

 

Germantown: “We Need People To Put These Guns Down.”

Germantown: “We Need People To Put These Guns Down.”

As of yesterday, there have been 258 homicides in Philadelphia so far this year according to the Philadelphia Police Department. There have been numerous shootings in Germantown, resulting in critical injuries as well as death. In Germantown, the unsolved murder of a loved one began one woman’s crusade to fight for justice for her brother, […]

 

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 23 year-old Mantua resident Marquise Williams was shot dead outside of the H&H Daycare and Learning Center. Located at 40th and Poplar streets, the H&H Daycare and Learning Center serves both Mantua and the Mill Creek neighborhoods. 40 children were inside the building when gunfire erupted in […]

 By Kate Trowbridge

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the […]

 By Mara Model

Kensington: Most Residents Unaffected by Recent Tragedy

Kensington: Most Residents Unaffected by Recent Tragedy

Residents on East Cumberland Street were unaffected by their neighbor’s recent accidental shooting as many claimed tragedy is a pattern the neighborhood can’t stop. When an 18-year-old male put a 9 mm pistol to his head and accidentally shot himself on the 1900 block of East Cumberland Street, the news was taken by many neighbors […]

 By Syreeta Martin, Nichole Fray and Michael Burke

Strawberry Mansion: Trying to Change the Neighborhood

Strawberry Mansion: Trying to Change the Neighborhood

“We [tend to] just look at them as numbers, but there’s a story,” said Marla Davis Bellamy, the executive director of Philadelphia Ceasefire. Her perspective reflects Ceasefires’ commitment to developing interpersonal relationships with residents in violence-plagued neighborhoods. The City of Philadelphia acknowledged the validity of the approach by providing them with $250,000 for the program. “It’s […]