City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

City Hall: A Look at the First Protected Bike Lane with Byko and the Coalition

The Philadelphia Streets Department announced plans to allocate funding for the city’s first protected bike lane to be built along Ryan Avenue, between Lexington and Rowland avenues, in Mayfair. “We had a councilman who wanted to do it,” said David J. Perri, Commissioner of the Streets Department. “It’s in the right cycle of its lifespan […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Ways to Enjoy the Warm Weather

With one of the coldest winters in recent memory finally over, people all over the city of Philadelphia are looking for ways to enjoy the spring sunshine before the summer heat sets in. In the Northeast, for those seeking family friendly options or activities for those over 21, the choices are plentiful. Fox Chase Recreation Center […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Casa Soccer League is more than just an amateur soccer league. It is also a nonprofit organization run strictly by volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining Casa (Spanish for house) as an affordable, organized, competitive and quality outlet for soccer in Philadelphia When it started in 2005, Casa was a summer pick-up league at the […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: NEPYA Pounding the Pavement to Benefit Youth Sports

Northeast Philadelphia: NEPYA Pounding the Pavement to Benefit Youth Sports

Philadelphia City Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien was taught at a young age by his grandfather the inherent value of giving back to the community. Years later, O’Brien is doing just that with the Northeast Philadelphia Youth Alliance. The NEPYA is currently comprised of seven volunteer-based youth sports organizations in the Northeast. Before the NEPYA, these clubs […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

[vimeo 65465622] Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony is taking a business first approach while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its sense of history. Both neighborhoods understand that they must work in collaboration to make […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

The Friends of Pennypack Park work together to beautify the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Despite having an eye on the future, there is a particular area of the park which carries great historical significance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge, also known as the Holmesburg Bridge, was named a historical landmark by the state […]

 By Matthew Flowers

Northeast Philadelphia: Lyme Disease Poses a Risk to Residential Areas Surrounding Parks

Northeast Philadelphia: Lyme Disease Poses a Risk to Residential Areas Surrounding Parks

The growing number of Lyme disease cases is causing concern among people living near the many parks in Northeast Philadelphia. Lyme disease is the most common insect-born disease in the United States. The disease,which is bacterial, can cause serious physical problems. Further, if left untreated, the disease, contradicted from tick bites, can cause long-term health […]