Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

It all started because there were too many garages in Queen Village. According to the co-chair of the Queen Village Neighbors Association zoning committee, Michael Hauptman, it was around 2006 or 2007 when the neighborhood started to change. Homes that were primarily three stories and of no historical value got purchased and then demolished. The new […]

 

Southwark: Latesha Vosacek Tries to Improve Quality of Life for Local Children

Southwark: Latesha Vosacek Tries to Improve Quality of Life for Local Children

Latesha Vosacek (pictured above) is the director of after-school programs for the Southwark House location of United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, located on 101 Ellsworth St. The organization serves people of all ages residing in the area by providing educational, advocacy and social programs that exist to improve the quality of life for members of the […]

 

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Idyllic. Pure. Gentlemanly. These are the words used by Philadelphia Athletics left fielder Greg “Southwark” Stoloski to describe the game of vintage baseball. Vintage baseball is simply a re-creation of the sport as it was played in the mid- to late-19th century. Teams typically play a doubleheader against one another. The first game is played by a […]

 By Matthew E. Graves

South Philadelphia: Diversity Helps Communities Grow Closer

South Philadelphia: Diversity Helps Communities Grow Closer

[vimeo 45153781] South Philadelphia is one of the most culturally and economically diverse regions of the city, but that has not stopped its residents from forming tight-knit communities. “South Philadelphia used to be one big neighborhood called Southwark, which was primarily populated by white immigrants,” said Charles Gottesman, a 12-year resident of the area. “But, over […]