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Food: Five Community Gardens Enriching Philadelphia

Food: Five Community Gardens Enriching Philadelphia

Community gardens are spreading like weeds throughout Philadelphia. These beautiful green spaces ensure sustainable, fresh produce in a concrete jungle and provide a refreshing feel to a metropolitan area. Not only do these open spaces equip their communities with healthy food options, they also improve the daily quality of people’s lives and give them opportunities […]

 

Spring Garden: Green Street Church Adapted into Chapel Lofts

Spring Garden: Green Street Church Adapted into Chapel Lofts

When Isaac and Rose Miller arrived to Philadelphia in 1986, they were originally looking for a historic district to buy a home from. After seeing the Spring Garden neighborhood in a book about restored historic areas, they became convinced about moving there, which they eventually did in 1998. They moved next to an old church […]

 

Spring Garden: Collective Art Brings Parties With A Bang

Spring Garden: Collective Art Brings Parties With A Bang

Bangarang is making a name for itself in Philadelphia’s subculture community. As an art collective, Bangarang is a group of various types of artists who have a common goal of  promoting and supporting artist expression. In order to fund their artistic expression, Bangarang creates fun and unique parties and events that give partygoers a different experience every […]

 

Northern Liberties: Pee Wee Dawson’s Journey

Northern Liberties: Pee Wee Dawson’s Journey

For Stanley “Pee Wee” Dawson, boxing is more than just a sport. It’s a life-long passion. Dawson, 63, has been involved in the sport for nearly 50 years and sees no end in sight. “I first got into boxing in 1968,” Dawson said. “I had known [Jimmy Arthur] in passing and he asked me one […]

 

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 […]

 

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Although they make up just 12 percent of Philadelphia, the city’s Latino population is not shy about making their mark on the community. These are five people within Philadelphia’s Latino community who are dedicated to making a difference. These five people are a small sampling of the noteworthy Latinos who call Philadelphia their home.   […]

 

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

“Welcome to the center of gold” as the mural reads, or in this case the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairhill section, located at the intersection of 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue. Fairhill has the highest concentration of Latino residents of any neighborhood in Philadelphia, but it is just one of many Latino hotspots located throughout the […]

 By Alexandra Keller, Ashleigh Gray, Gennie DePass

Spring Garden: Local DJ Throws Tribal-Themed Bonfire

Spring Garden: Local DJ Throws Tribal-Themed Bonfire

Good music, good vibes and good times were offered up for anyone wanting to join in on the fun at a local DJ’s house this last week. DJ Royale is known in Philadelphia for pumping up crowds of partygoers on the dance floors of nightclubs all throughout the city. What people might not know is that […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Priscilla Ward and Jillian Mallon

Spring Garden: Schools Find Outside Funding to Alleviate Budget Cuts

Spring Garden: Schools Find Outside Funding to Alleviate Budget Cuts

[vimeo 65515022] Spring Garden Elementary School and Julia R. Masterman Middle and High School are prime examples of schools working to combat recent budget cuts from the School District of Philadelphia. Parents, students and businesses are working together to  ensure the basic educational needs of students are met. The proposed 2014 budget does not include enough funds […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Spring Garden: Philadelphia Boys Choir Uses New Building to Expand Services

Spring Garden: Philadelphia Boys Choir Uses New Building to Expand Services

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale moved into a new building at 1336 Spring Garden St. to expand its programming to include a girls’ choir and voice lessons. The building has a ground floor with offices for its staff and an auditorium upstairs which the choir uses for practices. Marketing director of the choir Stephan Stoeckl […]