Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

With the sun shining down and a light cool breeze blowing by, it was the perfect weather condition for people to come out and vote. Despite the good weather, voter turnout was not so good in Chinatown. There are two poll sites for Chinatown residents: the Chinese Christian Church and Center at 225 N. 10th St. […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: The Next Mayor’s Impact on the Arts Community?

Arts & Entertainment: The Next Mayor’s Impact on the Arts Community?

A recent study conducted by the William Penn Foundation reported that nearly 70 percent of the nonprofit arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region are considered to be in poor financial health. Philadelphia has, statistically, one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the nation, with a 64 percent increase in the number of nonprofit […]

 

Amateur Sports: Parks and Recreation Looking to Make the City a Better Place

Amateur Sports: Parks and Recreation Looking to Make the City a Better Place

Located at the intersection of S. 32nd and Dickenson streets in Grays Ferry sits Stinger Park. It has the appearance of many neighborhood parks throughout the city – old and worn from decades of use, with a touch of nostalgia. The park has the look and feel of an area that is in constant use. […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Residents Discuss Issues They Want Next Mayor to Address

Strawberry Mansion: Residents Discuss Issues They Want Next Mayor to Address

Strawberry Mansion residents shared their concerns about the upcoming 2015 mayoral primary, and the impact a new mayor might have on the community. Many residents focused on the quality of education in the area, as well as community development, from broken sidewalks to abandoned houses. Although some residents were unsure of the current candidates and […]

 

Politics: The Man Leading Philly’s Young Generation

Politics: The Man Leading Philly’s Young Generation

Growing up in Philadelphia, Kellan White was always surrounded by politics. His father, John White, served on Philadelphia City Council, was a member of Mayor Wilson Goode’s administration and ran for mayor in the Democratic primary in 1991. “I hope I was an example for him of integrity and credibility when it comes to fighting […]

 

Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill Community Association President Horrace Patterson believes that the primary election and November general election could impact the community significantly. As president of the association for the past four years, Patterson finds that drugs, crime, cleanliness, schools, abandoned buildings and vacant lots are plaguing the community. “In my opinion, Mayor Nutter hasn’t done anything directly […]

 

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Frankford: Residents Hope New Mayor Brings SEPTA and PPD Together

Voices in Frankford have united, stating that crime is the primary concern for their neighborhood. Many believe the next mayor of Philadelphia has a responsibility to tackle the issue, even if they don’t agree on the best candidate for the position. “Hopefully the next mayor steps in and does something because it’s only gotten worse,” […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 

Politics: Philadelphia’s Republican Party Is Determined To Make A Change

Politics: Philadelphia’s Republican Party Is Determined To Make A Change

Outnumbered eight to one in voter registration, Republicans in Philadelphia are often overlooked in discussions of city politics. Many Republicans feel that this lack of competition is not simply a problem for the Republican party. “I’m continually disappointed by Philadelphia politics because with the disparate registration here, I feel like there’s very little competition and […]

 

Politics: Meet Philly’s Future Leaders

Politics: Meet Philly’s Future Leaders

Millennials are driving Philadelphia’s growth. Events like the Forbes Under 30 Summit, returning to Philadelphia this fall, highlight the accomplishments of the city’s young residents. Despite the success of this group of Philadelphians, the average age of this year’s declared mayoral candidates is 59. While this lack of representation might make young people feel excluded from […]