Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia: With a New Mayor, Comes Hope for Change in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphians had a lot to say when asked about the upcoming mayoral race. Issues such as education, revitalization and prison reform were all topics of discussion. “Right now you have two front runners that are political heavyweights,” said city councilman Bobby Henon of the Northeast’s 6th District. “They have different stories and come from different […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

Northeast: Tacony and Holmesburg Seeking Revitalization with Business and History

[vimeo 65465622] Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony is taking a business first approach while Holmesburg is looking to take advantage of its sense of history. Both neighborhoods understand that they must work in collaboration to make […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

Northeast: Dumping and Graffiti Create Problems

Short dumping is a problem all over the city and has been a problem for years, but in Holmesburg it seems to be an issue that is bringing down the community. Short dumping is the illegal act of disposing trash and debris on a street or vacant lot. With so many auto shops and other […]

 By Raymond Boyd and Steven Mitchell

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

Northeast: The Friends of Pennypack Park Strive to Protect Historic Landscape

The Friends of Pennypack Park work together to beautify the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations. Despite having an eye on the future, there is a particular area of the park which carries great historical significance. The Pennypack Creek Bridge, also known as the Holmesburg Bridge, was named a historical landmark by the state […]