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Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

As education budget cuts have spread throughout the state of Pennsylvania, building closures present a way for school districts to quickly lower their costs. In Philadelphia, a large wave of closings occurred in 2013. During this time, the School District of Philadelphia closed 23 schools to help shrink a looming financial deficit of more than […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Recreation Center Helps Children Learn and Grow

Strawberry Mansion: Recreation Center Helps Children Learn and Grow

Children gathered their backpacks and lunches as they got ready to leave the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center. The recreation center, located near the corner of 22nd Street and Sedgley Avenue, provides children with a safe learning environment where they can take part in various activities. C.B. Moore, a three-floor facility, sits on 6.2 acres […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

It was a historic moment at 29th Street and Chalmers Field as Strawberry Mansion High School held its first annual homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 17. The Strawberry Mansion Knights beat the Immaculate Conception Lions from Montclair, New Jersey 46-32. About 100 people were in attendance. “It was a good game. We played hard,” Joshua Hunter, […]

 

Education: Justice Served by Students at Youth Court in Strawberry Mansion

Education: Justice Served by Students at Youth Court in Strawberry Mansion

Formerly known as one of the most persistently dangerous schools in the state, Strawberry Mansion High School has seen changes, some of which include the implementation of a U.S. Attorney-backed youth court. “Youth courts are an educational program. It teaches students about why you have laws, how rules are enforced and what the sanctions should […]

 By Jake Adams and Antonio Boone

Strawberry Mansion: Supporters Present Case to Save School

Strawberry Mansion: Supporters Present Case to Save School

[vimeo 60275537] Just over 12 hours after the principals for Leslie P. Hill Elementary and Strawberry Mansion High School spoke at the School Reform Commission hearing this week  teachers at those schools and community members voiced their concerns to the body that controls public schools in Philadelphia. L.P. Hill supporters testified during the second day of […]

 By Nichole Fray, Syreeta Martin and Michael Burke

Strawberry Mansion: A Community Rallies Against Violence

Strawberry Mansion: A Community Rallies Against Violence

Shouts of “Stop the violence, increase the peace” echoed through the streets of Strawberry Mansion as community activists led an anti-violence march Wednesday, demanding their voices be heard. The “Take the City Back” march was coordinated by Strawberry Mansion High School program coordinator Matthew Johnson. Beginning at Mander playground, located at the intersection of 33rd […]

 By Nichole Fray, Syreeta Martin and Michael Burke

Strawberry Mansion: Community Reactions to Mayor Nutter’s New Initiatives

Strawberry Mansion: Community Reactions to Mayor Nutter’s New Initiatives

Mayor Nutter held a press conference at Strawberry Mansion High School and announced some new initiatives for fighting crime in Philadelphia. Some of the initiatives revealed at last week’s conference include increasing the amount of award money for anyone who offers information in a homicide case and increasing the budget for witness protection. In addition, […]

 By Sherrell Williams and Colin Kerrigan

Strawberry Mansion: A School Crossing Guard Brings Joy to the Neighborhood

Strawberry Mansion: A School Crossing Guard Brings Joy to the Neighborhood

Charlene Anderson, better known as Grandma Char, is truly a light of hope to the people around her. She encourages drug addicts to come clean, acts as a guardian to troubled children and says kind words to criminals. But Anderson is no counselor or psychologist. In fact, she has been a crossing guard for 20 […]