Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Helen Hutchins attempted to sow wildflowers on the site at which her house sank into the earth. Hutchins’ residence was one of nearly 1,000 homes formerly located in the Logan neighborhood in an area known as the Logan Triangle. A muddle of weeds and trash now extends across the forsaken 35-acre tract of land clutched […]

 

Logan: ‘Housing First’ Model Helps Homeless Navigate New Path to Stability

Logan: ‘Housing First’ Model Helps Homeless Navigate New Path to Stability

When Pamela Jenkins received her house keys, she decided that nobody would kick her out. After years of chronic homelessness, she now resides in a furnished apartment in Northeast Philadelphia. For Jenkins (above), Pathways to Housing PA has replaced uncertainty with stability. Unlike shelters and transitional housing facilities, the organization’s “housing first” model does not require […]

 

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Situated on the crowded commercial blocks of Olney dwells one of the last bastions of music education in the community. The Gibson School of Music and Arts seeks to preserve musical tradition in the community through inspiring its youth by teaching them the value of the creative arts. This year marks the institution’s 20th anniversary. According […]

 

Olney: Abu Edwards Says He’s Always Felt ‘Pushed to Advocate for People’

Olney: Abu Edwards Says He’s Always Felt ‘Pushed to Advocate for People’

Dressed sharply in a dark suit and tie, Abu Edwards sat adjacent to Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul P. Panepinto. The room emanated ceremony, muted in tone and tenor, with rows of forward-facing benches. Nobody banged gavels or swore in witnesses. Yet the two men each endured scrutiny from the small gathering […]

 

Logan/Olney: 5 Places To Know

Logan/Olney: 5 Places To Know

Olney and Logan embody a diverse and resilient spirit. Logan, bound by threads that reach back to 17th-century namesake James Logan, boasts a close-knit populace. Olney and Logan are as neighborhoods in touch with their historic roots while admirably coping with contemporary realities. Clustered rank-and-file with homes and businesses, some locales appear trodden, but never down.   […]

 

Logan: Outreach Program Disguises Life Lessons Within Neighborhood Pastime

Logan: Outreach Program Disguises Life Lessons Within Neighborhood Pastime

Every summer, Bringing Everyone Together (BET) holds its Powerball basketball league for children ages 14 and under at Logan Elementary School, located at 1700 Lindley Ave. It gives the mentors at BET an opportunity to teach life skills to children while getting them involved in physical activity. Mentors often find it difficult to engage the […]

 

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

According to community activist Sheila Bellamy, the voting for the primaries is usually low in numbers because many people do not see the importance. “In my district, there are 540-something registered voters, she said yesterday morning at the Birney Preparatory Academy, located at 9th Street and Lindley Avenue. “If we can get 200 today, we’re going […]

 

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Most school lunch programs aren’t very health-conscious. Things such as chicken nuggets, frozen pizza and hot dogs are typical daily menu items in a high school lunchroom. The Vetri Foundation wanted to change this and find a way to deliver fresh and healthy and fresh food to schools throughout the Philadelphia area. In 2011, renowned […]

 

Logan/Olney/West Oak Lane: Five Places Helping to Better the Community

Logan/Olney/West Oak Lane: Five Places Helping to Better the Community

Among the various neighborhoods that make up Philadelphia, North Philadelphia harbors many small businesses and institutions that you probably didn’t give much thought to. The following five places serve to better the community and provide services to the people of Logan, Olney and West Oak Lane. The historic Olney Charter High School (above), home of the […]

 

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, established in 2012, provides a college prep education to students from low-income families who could not otherwise afford to attend a private school. The key to funding students’ tuition comes from Cristo Rey’s signature Work-Study Program. Each student works five days a month at one of the school’s 70 business partners […]

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