Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Gives Students an Educational Head Start

Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Gives Students an Educational Head Start

Bright lights shine on the beaming green and orange painted walls as the next group of children happily walked into the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries building located on W. Venango Street in Tioga. The inviting staff and abundant open space offer some of the best amenities and educational assistance in the area for children in kindergarten […]

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Tioga: Change Through Political Uncertainty Remains Focus of Tioga United

Tioga: Change Through Political Uncertainty Remains Focus of Tioga United

While the nation awaits President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, there remains an uneasy feeling among some members of the Tioga community as they wait to see what unfolds. However, community leaders like those associated with Tioga United are determined to keep the conversation moving forward within the neighborhood by encouraging people to join the discussion. Tioga United is a 20-year-old nonprofit organization led by co-founder […]

 

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

The youth of Tioga have found a place they really feel at home at the Tioga United Baseball Field. The Tioga United Baseball Organization has been an outlet for kids to get involved in baseball. With the help of coach David Fisher, this field is a safehaven for the boys that allows them to feel welcome while […]

 

Tioga: A Safe Haven for the Community

Tioga: A Safe Haven for the Community

The Kailo Haven Shelter is a housing facility for men that provides assistance and healing to homeless people who are either dealing with a mental illness or substance abuse such as alcoholism. What makes Kailo Haven so different is that not only do they provide a sanctuary for the homeless, they also provide assistance on seeking […]

 

Nicetown-Tioga: Community Leader is a Resourceful Librarian

Nicetown-Tioga: Community Leader is a Resourceful Librarian

The Nicetown-Tioga Library dates back to 1961 and inhibits a space which was called Linton’s Restaurant. The current adult/teen librarian, Marsha Stender, is not just your average librarian. She also gives encouragement, confidence and hope by helping adults and teens find books, use computers and navigate their lives. How long have you been working at […]

 

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West are rarely seen in the mainstream media. When they are, it usually involves poverty, drugs or violence. But these neighborhoods are lively areas with plenty of interesting people and things to do. Here are a few things you might not have known about these North Philadelphia communities. 1. South Philly has Pat’s […]

 By Siena Mazero and Kate Trowbridge

Nicetown/Tioga: John G. Whittier Elementary School Closing

Nicetown/Tioga: John G. Whittier Elementary School Closing

A number of schools are scheduled to close after a vote by the School District of Philadelphia. Of the three schools in Nicetown-Tioga, two are staying open and one is closing. The closing of John G. Whittier Elementary school has left many students and parents in the Nicetown-Tioga area with an uncertain future of where […]

 By Kate Trowbridge

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Allegheny: Gun Violence Decreases But Still a Large Problem

Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Mercy Family Center, located at 1939 W. Venango St., provides care and assistance to anyone in the Nicetown-Tioga area who may need it. The center got its start when a local parish house realized there was something missing in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood. “In 1990, we had three Sisters working in different parishes in Philadelphia. One […]

 By Cait Berry

Nicetown/Tioga: A Brighter Future?

Nicetown/Tioga: A Brighter Future?

The residents of Nicetown/Tioga want young people to save the neighborhood. “Young people need to know that this isn’t it. They can do better, be better. There are better things out there. They can make it out of Philly if they want. Sometimes they get stuck in all this negativity and don’t realize what else […]