Germantown: The History and Aftermath of Germantown High School

Germantown: The History and Aftermath of Germantown High School

For ninety-nine years, students attended and graduated from Germantown High School. The building’s intimidating pillars, strong iron gates and vast expanse could lead the unknowing viewer to believe that the school was untouchable. A 2013 vote by the School Reform Commission, however, shuttered GHS and 22 other Philadelphia schools in 2013 as part of a […]

 

Germantown: Local Developers Work to Improve Community and Fight Blight

Germantown: Local Developers Work to Improve Community and Fight Blight

When driving east down Germantown Avenue from Chestnut Hill, the number of vacant, deteriorating buildings steadily increases. Infrastructure blight is a chronic problem that has impacted neighborhoods across the city, not sparring Germantown. The combination of an improving economy and the actions of community leaders, however, has given the neighborhood an upturn. According to the […]

 

Germantown: Broadcasting the Sounds of G-Town

Germantown: Broadcasting the Sounds of G-Town

Located in the heart of Germantown, the G-Town Radio studio produces a non-stop stream of content. The online radio station showcases variety of content ranging from Philadelphia hip-hop to dusty classic rock records and from ethnic music blocks to economic talk shows. Launched in 2007, G-Town Radio is a non-profit community radio station that is […]

 

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Nicholas Gillette watched as fellow acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre rehearsed complicated maneuvers a few feet behind him. “Steer whole heartedly into that,” he said. The “that” that Gillette is referring to is the love that he and his team have for live performance arts. The five-member ensemble infuses acrobatics, storytelling and physicality into their […]