PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com Magazine

PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com Magazine

In the summer of 2017, through a generous donation from Lew and Janet Klein, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com invited five former students (Jonathan Ginsburg, Jared Phillips, Ramona Roberts, Brianna Spause and Bob Stewart) to participate in a fellowship program to continue reporting throughout the summer. Each week we posted stories online about the happenings of particular neighborhoods from […]

 By Rhonda Elnaggar and Charles Brown

Fairhill: Centro Musical Is More Than Just Music

Fairhill: Centro Musical Is More Than Just Music

Latin music radiates along El Centro de Oro, the block along 5th Street near Lehigh Avenue, drawing a steady stream of customers into the store like the warm, familiar voice of a close friend. Centro Musical is deeply entwined with El Centro de Oro, or “The Golden Block,” the colloquial nickname for the neighborhood, and has […]

 By Haniyyah B. Sharpe

Northeast: Frankford Catholics Worried about Parish Merger’s Impact on Community

Northeast: Frankford Catholics Worried about Parish Merger’s Impact on Community

The 15th Police District Advisory Council and the Frankford Civic Association honored St. Joachim Pastor Father Steven Wetzel last Sunday for his commitment to the community. But the celebration was bittersweet, as the congregation prepared to bid farewell to the church and a pillar in the community. The oldest Catholic parish in Northeast Philadelphia, St. […]

 By Liam McKenna

Hunting Park: Conversations with Councilwoman and Her Staff

Hunting Park: Conversations with Councilwoman and Her Staff

[vimeo 63690989] Growing up on the 4100 block of North Reese Street in Hunting Park Maria Quiñones-Sánchez never dreamed that one day when she would serve as the top elected official in her community. She now holds the distinction of becoming the first Latina ever elected to the City Council of Philadelphia. Representing most of Hunting Park […]

 By Kelsey McDowell and Matthew Petrillo

Hunting Park: Proposed Police Advisory Board Hopes to Cut Crime Rates

Hunting Park: Proposed Police Advisory Board Hopes to Cut Crime Rates

Several City Council members have been working over the past few weeks to come up with a solution to lower crime rates. Earlier this month, Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. along with Councilmembers Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Wilson Goode and Cindy Bass sponsored a bill that encouraged the permanent establishment of the Police Advisory Board. The bill is […]

 By Kelsey McDowell and Matthew Petrillo

Hunting Park: City Council Budget Hearing Affects Minority Areas

Hunting Park: City Council Budget Hearing Affects Minority Areas

The word of God wasn’t the only thing heard at St. John’s AME Church. Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, as well as the rest of the City Council members, traveled to the church located at 2114 S. 71st St., to have the first neighborhood hearing on Mayor Nutter’s proposed 2013 budget. Although the church was a bit […]

 By Matthew Petrillo and Kelsey McDowell

Hunting Park: Leader Says Wards Should Be Redrawn

Hunting Park: Leader Says Wards Should Be Redrawn

The Philadelphia City Council recently passed a redistricting map late last year, leaving at least a dozen of the city’s 66 wards divided by two or more council districts, including wards within Hunting Park that’s split by three council districts. “There is an underlying issue here that we won’t address,” Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez said during […]