Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Renee Horst (left) is a staff member with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and a member of the community engagement team who oversees the Farm to Families Pick Up. That program provides fresh, organic produce and meat from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to members of the Kensington and Fishtown community.   Can you […]

 

Port Richmond: CareerLink Workshop, NKCDC Office Hours, Water Ice With A Cop And More This Week

Port Richmond: CareerLink Workshop, NKCDC Office Hours, Water Ice With A Cop And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. SNBL Monthly Meeting – Monday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. – Firm Hope Baptist Church (2313 E. Auburn St.) CareerLink Workshop – Tuesday, Aug. 8, 12-5 p.m. – Fishtown Library (1217 E. Montgomery […]

 

Port Richmond: Wooden Block Party, Richmond Branch Library Activities, Farm To Families Pick-Up And Other Events This Week

Port Richmond: Wooden Block Party, Richmond Branch Library Activities, Farm To Families Pick-Up And Other Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. NKCDC Office Hours: Wednesday, July 12th, 4-7 p.m. – Firm Hope Baptist Church (2313 E. Auburn St.) Wooden Block Party: Wednesday, July 12th, 6 p.m. – Richmond Branch Library (2987 Almond St.) Summer […]

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East Kensington: Uniting Community With Arts Festival

East Kensington: Uniting Community With Arts Festival

The East Kensington Neighbors Association addresses several important issues going on in its own neighborhood every third Monday of each month at Philadelphia Brewing Company. All East Kensington residents are welcomed to attend the meetings and take part in changes being made in the community. Onias Timothy Dickson, 32, was initially summoned to attend these […]

 

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Nobody said Fishtown was just for fish. Palmer Doggie Depot, located at approximately 37 E. Palmer St., is a park for residents of Fishtown and other nearby communities to let their dogs run, play and meet other dogs. The park is part of New Kensington Community Development Corporation’s efforts to make Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods […]

 

Port Richmond: As Violence Drops, Problems Linger

Port Richmond: As Violence Drops, Problems Linger

Philadelphia Police Capt. Dan O’Connor characterizes Port Richmond as a neighborhood in transition. It’s a section of Philadelphia that houses some generations-old families that have never left. Other residents have arrived from quickly gentrifying areas like Fishtown. Others are among Port Richmond’s well-documented population of Eastern European immigrants, including a thriving Polish-American population, a Lithuanian […]

 

Fishtown: FNA Brings Artists and Community Together to ‘Feed the Fish’

Fishtown: FNA Brings Artists and Community Together to ‘Feed the Fish’

The prominent Fishtown art scene has just taken a new role in engaging local residents and utilizing a green approach for a better community through the neighborhood’s very own mascot: a fish. Throughout Fishtown, people will start to see eccentric fish head topped trashcans popping up left and right on every street corner. These trash-gobbling […]

 

Kensington: Trinity Presbyterian Member Helps Recovering Addicts in Community

Kensington: Trinity Presbyterian Member Helps Recovering Addicts in Community

Kenneth Blood, 66, is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. In the 35 years he has lived in Kensington, Blood has devoted his time providing rehabilitated addicts with transitional living at Trinity Presbyterian Church. What is your philosophy in terms of your role in the community, specifically Trinity Presbyterian Church? There are people that go to […]

 

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Within the next few years, the schoolyard at Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School will no longer be known as a sea of asphalt, but rather as an educational landmark filled with greens and opportunities the entire community can enjoy. The efforts stem from the combined work to revitalize the schoolyard from the School District of […]

 

Fishtown: On Model Block, Organization Trio Aims to Revive East Girard

Fishtown: On Model Block, Organization Trio Aims to Revive East Girard

  Three organizations have teamed up to revitalize and create a “Model Block” on East Girard Avenue in Fishtown. The area divided by a wide street is now home to several small businesses, but with the help of the PNC Foundation, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) their […]