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Center City: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Focuses on Clean Communities

Center City: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Focuses on Clean Communities

Michelle Feldman has been the executive director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful since early 2013. As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is focused on cleaning and improving communities. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1985 as PhilaPride, is located in Center City but has operated throughout Philadelphia under its current name and format since […]

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Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

“It is not just one day,” said Carlton Williams, deputy commissioner for the Philadelphia Streets Department. “It is a constant battle.” The “one day” is referring to the 2016 Philly Spring Cleanup, which took place on April 16. The Streets Department started the citywide cleanup nine years ago in an effort to bring the community together and promote […]

 

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 […]

 

Fishtown: Art Sphere Helps to Clean Recreation Center

Fishtown: Art Sphere Helps to Clean Recreation Center

In Fishtown, art and creativity extend beyond the canvas. Volunteers are painting the local community center, making it an inviting place that everyone can enjoy. Fishtown Recreation Center, located at 1202 East Montgomery Avenue, is a multi-purpose facility that offers a variety of programs including ceramics, martial arts and yoga. The center also has basketball […]

 

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

As Philadelphia makes strides to become one of the greenest cities in the country, these individuals are helping to propel the city further. Their efforts demonstrate that sustainability is not limited to only one focus and is just as much of a lifestyle as it is a movement. Tim Bennett Founder, Bennett Compost In 2009, […]

 By Josh Mervine

Fishtown: Residents Worried About Crease Street Sink Hole

Fishtown: Residents Worried About Crease Street Sink Hole

Some residents in Fishtown have been waiting on the Philadelphia Streets Department to properly fill a sink hole on the 1100 block of Crease Street before something gets damaged or someone gets hurt. This wait has been too long for some residents. “That has been there for a while and it seems to get deeper,” […]

 By Christine Fisher

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Parkside: Mayor Nutter Visits Key Bridge Construction Site

Mayor Michael Nutter visited the construction site at the 40th Street bridge connecting Mantua and Parkside on Thursday afternoon. Nutter visited the site to promote the passage of the Rebuild America Jobs Act and support those involved in the 40th Street bridge construction project. Thursday was a significant day for both the Rebuild America Jobs […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin

Germantown: Community Meeting Caters to Concerned Citizens

Germantown: Community Meeting Caters to Concerned Citizens

Sitting in the community room in St. Francis of Assisi Church, located at 4821 Greene St., were nearly 50 people from Germantown. The individuals differed widely in age, but remained seemingly equal in the amount of interest they expressed toward their community. The meeting, coordinated by West Rockland Street co-block captains Emaleigh Doley and Aine […]