By Rich Deaver and Josh McAdams

Hunting Park: Opposing Perspectives on the Decline of Housing

Hunting Park: Opposing Perspectives on the Decline of Housing

Where do the stars come from? Why are we here? These questions have no definitive answer or explanation. Similarly questions with no definitive answers arise when talking about the housing situation in Hunting Park. Melvin Smith, director of constituent services for Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clarke, explained that there are many factors contributing to the […]

 By Richard Deaver

Hunting Park: Beating the Heat All Summer Long

Hunting Park: Beating the Heat All Summer Long

  With prices on the rise, residents in Hunting Park look for ways to stay cool this summer. Most homes are not equipped with central air, a technology invented long after many homes were built. “It would cost around $25,000 to renovate a house, you would have to replace all the pipes,” Larry McConnell an […]

 By Josh McAdams and Rich Deaver

Hunting Park: Organizations Work Together to Build a Better Community

Hunting Park: Organizations Work Together to Build a Better Community

In Hunting Park, the Ayuda Community Center is a short walk or ride from any resident’s home. Directly across from The Hunting Park Christian Academy, at 4400 N. Marshall St., residents can go and reach out to Programs Manager Pamela Ramos for just about anything. If they need papers filed, a safe place to have […]

 By Joshua McAdams and Richard Deaver

Hunting Park: Guiding Children into Adulthood

Hunting Park: Guiding Children into Adulthood

“There is a shortage of role models,” said Felipe Castro, executive director and founder of Children’s Safe Harbor Inc., more locally known as Amparo de la Niñez Inc. Castro’s wife, Iris Myrtha Castro, co-founded the company with him and currently helps serve 147 children with the assistance of 25 dedicated volunteers. Two neighboring row homes and 12 rooms on East […]

 By Richard Deaver and Josh McAdams

Hunting Park: Stuffed Animals Commemorate Tragedy Of Lost Children

Hunting Park: Stuffed Animals Commemorate Tragedy Of Lost Children

When walking the streets of Philadelphia it’s tough not to notice all the abandoned lots. A passerby may not take notice of the contents of the lots, many of which are filled with broken bottles and high grass covering the once beautiful landscape.  One such lot, on Fifth Street and Hunting Park Avenue boasts many […]