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 […]

 

West Kensington: Fixing the Crack in the Foundation

West Kensington: Fixing the Crack in the Foundation

Construction crews of union workers crowded the middle of the intersection at Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street. The men were all hard at work under the El trying to fix a repair job that was not executed correctly years ago. “Well, 15 years ago they redid the El, but it was a poor constructional design, […]

 

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

Kensington Avenue is a bustling promenade featuring all types of characters, businesses and commotion. West Kensington and Fairhill are two neighborhoods in Philadelphia that express an identifiable culture, which involves all who pass through. Here the barber shop and nail salon cultures thrive. With shops offering $5 haircuts and $2 shaves, getting shaped up is […]

 

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

More than ten years ago, Rudard (Rudy) Robinson decided that it was time to give something directly back to the community of Kensington. From years of homelessness, to time spent doing outreach for Congreso, Robinson now provides direct and necessary care at the doorstep of the Kensington community. As a man who has been there, […]