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Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Now the head of community engagement at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, Tyrone Williams has worked his whole life trying to better his community. From a young age, Williams took an active interest in reaching out to people. He estimated his history in community outreach went back to when he was 11-years old and a […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 23 year-old Mantua resident Marquise Williams was shot dead outside of the H&H Daycare and Learning Center. Located at 40th and Poplar streets, the H&H Daycare and Learning Center serves both Mantua and the Mill Creek neighborhoods. 40 children were inside the building when gunfire erupted in […]

 By Samuel Scimeca and Micaella J. Wesley

Powelton Village: Local Organization Helps Men in Search of Recovery

Powelton Village: Local Organization Helps Men in Search of Recovery

At first glance, the 3300 block of Powelton Avenue looks to be just another block filled with student housing for nearby Drexel University students. Every house looks almost identical. The first house on the block is different, however.  It does not house students. It houses Re-Enter Incorporated. Re-Enter Incorporated is a free-standing, non-hospital, licensed drug […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim and Brianna Michelle Bosak

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Technology is changing the way we live. So- it is interesting to observe how Mount Airy – a neighborhood as old as America itself – is staying up-to-date, while still preserving its historic charm and quaint village-like atmosphere. Unlike most places in America, Mount Airy remains rather untouched when it comes to commercial outlets and […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

This year’s Manayunk Bike Race appeared to be a smooth ride for public officials, after facing complaints and difficulties in years past. Known this year as the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, negative media attention surrounded the event in recent gatherings. Local residents complained of the rowdy and drunken behavior associated with the race, primarily brought in […]

 By Erin O'Reilly and Sara Rooney

Cedar Park: Residents Take Pride in Their Neighborhood

Cedar Park: Residents Take Pride in Their Neighborhood

The block located at 47th Street and Cedar Avenue in Cedar Park is home to both new and longtime residents. The Queen Anne style buildings, which are Victorian architectures, show both the uniqueness and history of the neighborhood. Large porches accompany vibrantly painted houses and voluptuous gardens, which residents take pride in to beautify their […]