Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

 

Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

In the heart of Kensington, one corporation has made it its mission to be a source of hope to everyone, from children to veterans to recently released inmates. The multitude of projects currently in development are set to have significant impacts on the community. Impact Services Corporation has been serving the Kensington section of Philadelphia since […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Librarian Says Branch Offers Much More Than Books

Strawberry Mansion: Librarian Says Branch Offers Much More Than Books

At Strawberry Mansion’s Widener library branch, the new shelves and high ceilings bounce back the sounds of a pink ukulele. At its source sits librarian Abbe Klebanoff, strumming tunes during Widener’s less busy hours. “When I started going to the libraries, I said I really want to do this for a living, so I went […]

 

Kensington: McPherson Square Park Ditches the Needles, Welcomes Children

Kensington: McPherson Square Park Ditches the Needles, Welcomes Children

McPherson Square Park, more commonly known as “Needle Park” among the Kensington community, used to be a place of high drug usage and crime. Children weren’t safe, and the risk of getting stuck by a needle was high for more than 30 years. However, efforts have been made over the years to clean up the […]