South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

Javier Rivera is the director of community improvement projects and operations at Ready, Willing & Able, a program that helps criminals, addicts and homeless individuals re-enter the workforce. A graduate of the program in 1997 in Harlem, N.Y., Rivera has risen through the ranks, holding supervisory positions before becoming director. How long have you been […]

 

Point Breeze: Pilot Program Could Help Eliminate Litter, Keep Community Clean

Point Breeze: Pilot Program Could Help Eliminate Litter, Keep Community Clean

Pride. Responsibility. Respect. These are just a few words the residents of Point Breeze repeated as they swept sidewalks and collected trash during the 2016 Philly Spring Cleanup. Danielle and Kyle Riggle, transplants from Brooklyn, New York, who have only lived in Point Breeze for three months, have noticed the abundance of trash. “I can’t […]

 

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Sipping a coffee at the Bean Exchange three blocks from his home on Bainbridge Street, Bella Vista resident Joel Palmer spoke in disgust about a trash container. “Why this one has been allowed to stay out there, only the Streets Department could answer,” said Palmer. “We’ve reported it for the better part of two years, […]