Chestnut Hill: Proposed Expansion of Firehouse Remains a Hot Topic

Chestnut Hill: Proposed Expansion of Firehouse Remains a Hot Topic

The proposed expansion of the Engine 37 firehouse (above) in Chestnut Hill remains a burning topic in the local community as steps are being taken to allow the 123-year old station to remain functional yet historically accurate. Located at 101 West Highland Ave. in the heart of Philadelphia’s “Garden District,” the Engine 37 firehouse is the […]

 

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

If you manage to avoid sliding down the soggy slope that separates Wal-Mart from the uninviting, trash-ridden space that is Pier 68 in South Philadelphia, you’ll see a sign of things to come. Nestled between signs warning of danger, video surveillance and prosecution for trespassing, is a sign promising something better in the future. “Coming […]

 By Alexandra B. Myslinski

East Parkside: Local Resident Strives to Preserve History

East Parkside: Local Resident Strives to Preserve History

Voices of Sean Solomon and Isabelle Dijols While many residents of Parkside are doing their civic duty to keep the community clean and safe, Sean Solomon proves to be an avid historian who is striving to preserve the history of the many houses that have been abandoned and boarded up. “I basically specialize in historic […]

 By Shawn H. Kotzen

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

For the hundreds of Liberty Property Trust employees and vendors who descended upon Hunting Park with paintbrushes, tools, trash bags and hoes, the Bill Rouse Day of Caring is not about financial gain or public recognition. “It’s not only important for the company to give back,” said John Gatusso, regional director at Liberty Property Trust, “but for […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Community Groups Are ‘United’ for Park Restoration

Hunting Park: Community Groups Are ‘United’ for Park Restoration

For years, Hunting Park United has worked hard to restore Hunting Park and the surrounding community to its former glory. Before the park became a breeding ground for drugs and crime, it was a centerpiece in North Philadelphia for sports, music and family outings. Leroy Fisher, a resident of Hunting Park, first began his heavy […]