Nicetown: Parents, Teachers Protest at School District

Nicetown: Parents, Teachers Protest at School District

In the debate about whether to turn over Edward T. Steel Elementary School to the administration of Mastery Charter Schools, the voices for the current leadership at Steel have been loud and clear. They are not happy with how this process has gone. Parents, children, teachers and activists recently gathered outside the Philadelphia School District […]

 

Nicetown: Parents Vote on the Future of Edward T. Steel Elementary School

It was an intense and emotional journey leading up to the results that would help decide the fate of Edward T. Steel Elementary School in Nicetown. It would soon be decided if parents and the School Advisory Council wanted to turn over the school’s administration to Mastery Charter, or leave it in the hands of the school district. […]

 

Nicetown: Will Steel Elementary Become A Charter School?

Nicetown: Will Steel Elementary Become A Charter School?

On May 1, parents will vote on whether to keep Steel Elementary School in the hands of the school district, or to allow Mastery Charter to take over operations. Several parent and teacher groups have been firm in their opposition, claiming that such a takeover would take away resources from students. “Rather than provide schools […]

 

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five People Making a Difference

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five People Making a Difference

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West have consistently been portrayed in the news as poverty and crime-ridden areas. But often overlooked are the leaders that work in the community. Whether new to the community or long-time presences, these people have worked tirelessly to make their neighborhood a better place to live. 1. A rookie to the squad, firefighter […]

 

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

For more than four decades, the North 22nd Street Merchants Association has dedicated its services to businesses along the corridor that stretches from Lehigh Avenue to Allegheny Avenue along 22nd Street. Since the 1970s, economic struggles have left many empty storefronts along the corridor. Within recent years, however, many new businesses have popped up with the […]

 

Nicetown: The Arc Provides A Safety Net For Disabled

The Arc has always been on the cutting edge of treatment and care for people with disabilities. The Philadelphia chapter in Nicetown embodies this progressive philosophy, and the results have been tangible. Members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been provided with job training and placement, as well as critical life skills. The Arc, a […]

 

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

On the busy strip of 22nd St and Indiana Avenue sits the Moody and Shields law office. That’s where attorney Adrian Moody helps the very community where he grew up. His strong beliefs in building long-lasting relationships and giving back are just some of the many ways in which Moody enriches his neighborhood. More importantly […]

 

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny West is on the rise. Community leaders are fighting poverty and hunger, but they’re also being proactive – job training and placement is offered through more than one organization. Although the end goal is the same, these influential people are taking several approaches. Whether they deliver the message through prayer, music or media, the […]