Nicetown: Community Involvement is Key to Accomplishing Zero Waste and Litter

Nicetown: Community Involvement is Key to Accomplishing Zero Waste and Litter

Philadelphia isn’t disparagingly called Filthadelphia for no reason: Cans, bottles, bags, take-out boxes and other types of trash are ubiquitous on the streets of Philly. But following on Mayor Jim Kenny’s executive order in 2016 creating the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, the city is beginning to discover some ways Philadelphia might eventually kick that […]

 

Waterfront: Cooperation Is The Name Of The Game

Waterfront: Cooperation Is The Name Of The Game

Jacob’s Ladder, Solomon’s Seal and Shooting Star. No, these aren’t references to characters and events from the bible. Yet, as the shooting star signaled the birth of Jesus to the three wise men, so too do these flowers signal something important. Spring is here! Earlier this month, more than 100 people showed up at Schuylkill […]

 By Tiffany Goforth

Northeast: Tacony Improvements Continue with Shopping, Clean-up Projects

Northeast: Tacony Improvements Continue with Shopping, Clean-up Projects

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project headed by the Tacony Community Development Corporation. Alex Balloon, corridor manager of the Tacony CDC, coordinates all the activities and helps implement the projects that […]

 By John 'Jay' Jones and Irene Kipervasser

Cedar Park: Spring Street Cleaning Begins

Cedar Park: Spring Street Cleaning Begins

Cedar Park residents rolls up their sleeves on Saturday to begin one of many projects being undertaken for the Philly Spring Cleanup. Undertaken in conjunction with West Philadelphia Cooperative School and the University City District, volunteers will set to work, not only to clean their neighborhood in the spirit of spring but also to get […]

 By Kali Wyrosdic and Ross Ennis

Brewerytown: Getting Ready for Spring Cleanup

Brewerytown: Getting Ready for Spring Cleanup

In preparation for the city’s Fourth Annual Philly Spring Cleanup, the Fairmount Community Development Corp. put 10 new hand painted trash cans along the intersections of West Girard Avenue between 25th and 29th streets. Aimed at putting an end to litter and illegal dumping permanently, the Streets Department-funded Philly Spring Cleanup is a small part […]