Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jodi Cianci is serious about her workouts. She trains as if her life depended on it – because it does. “I treat my exercise like a doctor’s appointment,” Cianci said. Cianci was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 when she was just 49, but has been dealing with early onset symptoms of the chronic illness since […]

 By Brian Sheehan

Mantua: Proposed Train Station Could Attract Visitors From Surrounding Areas

Mantua: Proposed Train Station Could Attract Visitors From Surrounding Areas

It has been nearly 111 years since the last train stopped at the Philadelphia Zoo. Last week zoo officials announced a proposal to move forward with a plan to build a $60 million station at 34th Street and Mantua Avenue. The new station would feature new state-of-the-art rail platforms, elevators, stairways and would allow visitors to […]

 By Megan McNerney and Angelo Fichera

Chestnut Hill: Zoo, Business Association Bring ‘Lorax’ Trail to Town

Chestnut Hill: Zoo, Business Association Bring ‘Lorax’ Trail to Town

With the change of season this weekend in Chestnut Hill, so too came the spirit of a popular children’s book. Germantown Avenue came alive with the spirit of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which focuses on the environment. Parents and children who took part in The Trail of the Lorax event, presented by the Chestnut Hill […]

 By Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

Through the Philadelphia 2035 plan, the City Planning Commission is attempting to define a unified vision for the city’s growth over the next 25 years. Beyond this comprehensive plan, the city aims to guide development through individual plans in 18 districts it has divided the city into. The first two district plans, set for completion […]