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Activism: Philadelphia’s Wavering Sanctuary City Status

Activism: Philadelphia’s Wavering Sanctuary City Status

Full of culture and immigrants from around the world, Philadelphia is one of many jurisdictions that serves as a refuge for both documented and undocumented immigrants. In 2017, the United States and much of the world are facing issues in and around immigration based on — but not limited to — concerns of national security […]

 

Politics: Non-Profit Leader Puts Focus on City’s Parks, Recreation Centers

Politics: Non-Profit Leader Puts Focus on City’s Parks, Recreation Centers

Philadelphia Parks Alliance, the city’s primary non-profit organization advocating for parks and recreation since 1983, has new leadership — and with it, a new view on the city’s recreation centers. “[The main goal of Philadelphia Parks Alliance] is to create great public spaces throughout the city, public spaces that our residents can continue to use for years to […]

 

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met residents of North Philadelphia at Central High School in the first of a series of five town hall meetings taking place throughout the city. Central High, located in the Logan neighborhood, proved a fitting forum for the Monday evening meeting wherein Kenney fielded an array of questions regarding education. “It’s not […]

 

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. Thompson believes many of these facets are taken for granted. And it is all connected to the public space. Thompson […]

 

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Across Fox Chase, voters were out and about before the polls opened for the 2015 mayoral primary on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. While Republican city council candidates such as Matt Wolfe (pictured below in suit, with Jim Kimenour, a Democratic vice chairman in the 63rd Ward) could be found making their rounds and asking whether any registered Republicans […]

 

Port Richmond: Kenney the Popular Pick for Mayor

Port Richmond: Kenney the Popular Pick for Mayor

Residing in the Kensington section of Philadelphia in his younger years, Ken Paul knew he someday wanted to leave his childhood home for greener pastures – in the literal sense of the word. He and his family, Paul said, used to talk about relocating to a more suburban setting. Naturally, he eventually hopped neighborhoods and […]

 By Sean Carlin and Ali Watkins

City Hall: Hearing Called For 2012 Kensington Fire Tragedy

City Hall: Hearing Called For 2012 Kensington Fire Tragedy

Just months after fielding a heavy round of public criticism over the summer’s fatal building collapse on Market Street, the city’s Licenses and Inspections Department could see a new wave of controversy in the coming weeks as City Council begins examining last year’s fatal Kensington warehouse fire that took the lives of two Philadelphia firefighters. […]