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West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

Each spring, brooms, rakes and buckets of paint come alive as the neighborhoods across the city participate in citywide cleanup days. But what about the rest of the year? Vernon Smith and Carlton Williams, legislative assistants and community outreach liaisons to state Rep. Dwight Evans, who serves the West Oak Lane area, helped orchestrate the April […]

 

Kensington: Buddy Osborn Fights … With Faith

Kensington: Buddy Osborn Fights … With Faith

The corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street in Kensington is amongst the most notorious drug corners in the city. Heroin draws addicts and dealers, making it an open playing field for crime and violence, and for many, death. Around this corner is a building, which houses a man with a message that just might save his […]

 By Kean Maynard

Kensington: Community Organization Continues to Give Kensington a Makeover

Kensington: Community Organization Continues to Give Kensington a Makeover

Since the founding of the New Kensington Community Development Center in 1985, the Kensington community has seen many changes as a result of projects the organization was involved with. In recent years NKCDC has taken an aggressive approach to making the neighborhood look better. “We do everything from organizing street cleanings to turning abandoned factories […]