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Grays Ferry: Planned Lanier Playground Renovations Bring Hope For A Better Community

Grays Ferry: Planned Lanier Playground Renovations Bring Hope For A Better Community

The fenced-in block at 29th and Tasker streets stood silent on a cloudy Saturday in March. It’s the way Lanier Playground has looked for some time. But the dug-up ground and construction equipment that was left in place that weekend were a sign that it wouldn’t stay that way much longer. Plans to redo Lanier were made official at […]

 

Point Breeze: Residents Question New Additions Planned for Wharton Square

Point Breeze: Residents Question New Additions Planned for Wharton Square

Point Breeze residents want to make sure that only the right changes are made to Wharton Square. The Philadelphia Water Department wants to make Wharton Square more eco-friendly as a part of the Green City, Clean Waters program. Plans to build rain gardens have been introduced for the park, located at 2300 Wharton St. But […]

 

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Philadelphia has a reputation of honoring fallen war veterans from an array of different wars. Some of the more notable memorials consist of the, Doughboys World War One Memorial at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Front Street between Spruce and Delancey streets and the African American War Memorial […]

 

Fishtown: Five Fish to Catch Around the Neighborhood

Fishtown: Five Fish to Catch Around the Neighborhood

Packed with bars, music venues and coffee shops, the community members of Fishtown are united by location, interests – and their love of fish. The community displays its slippery mascot in various ways throughout the streets, as evidenced by these five works of art below. Welcome to Fishtown Stopping to smell the roses may be […]

 

Waterfront: For Artisans, Manayunk’s Venice Island Delivers In Debut

Waterfront: For Artisans, Manayunk’s Venice Island Delivers In Debut

Years of planning and hard work went into the creation of the newly opened Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk. An outdoor craft market of about 60 start-ups, home businesses and other do-it-yourself ventures, Philly Mart operates on the grounds of the $45 million project. “We look for vendors that are unique and maybe haven’t done […]

 

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Anne Harvey, an environmental scientist and educator at Fairmount Water Works, has made a career out of being a “water advocate.” With degrees in biology and geology, Harvey recently made the switch from working in a laboratory all day to educating visitors on the state of Philadelphia waterways. Harvey became involved with Fairmount Water Works […]

 

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 […]

 

Port Richmond: Construction Continues to Dominate Livingston Street

Port Richmond: Construction Continues to Dominate Livingston Street

Since the beginning of May there has been a massive construction project on Livingston Street in Port Richmond. The block, along with many others throughout the neighborhood, is being reconstructed to replace old pipes underground. “We are putting in a new water line and water services to the houses,” said head contractor from the Philadelphia Water […]

 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 Autumn Kelly

Spring Garden: Greenway Project Moves Forward

Spring Garden: Greenway Project Moves Forward

[vimeo 64098278] The Spring Garden Street Greenway project has surpassed the urban planning phase and started the engineering stage. After a public engagement process the Pennsylvania Environment Council has decided on a preferred design for the greenway. If the project stays on schedule construction could begin as early as 2016. “We’ve been meeting with elected officials and […]