Tacony: Community Development Starts With Cleaning Up

Tacony: Community Development Starts With Cleaning Up

Merchants along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony have started an effort to keep the entire community clean. The idea and movement began with help from the Tacony Community Development Corporation (CDC). “When a neighborhood isn’t clean, it leads to the impression that people might not care about their community and where they live, and that’s exactly […]

 

Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

This past March, on its 110th anniversary, the Tacony Free Library branch at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street closed its doors for 18 months of renovation. “The target date is Oct. 1, 2017,” said branch man­ager and head librarian Suzin Weber about the projected reopening.  As a recipient of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century […]

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Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

There is no such thing as a grand opening without a ribbon cutting, so what does an Italian cafe owner do when there is no ribbon in sight? Use a red, white and green banner of course. Jan. 30, 2016, was a Saturday afternoon like no other for Lisa and Mike Lorenzo. It was the grand […]

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Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

Torresdale: St. Hubert High School’s Contribution to the Pope’s Historic Visit

St. Hubert High School for Girls played its own part during the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s historic visit. Among other contributions, St. Hubert’s helped paint tiles for “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century” (above) at St. Malachy Catholic School’s new home in North Philadelphia, to honor the visit of Pope Francis to […]

 

Tacony: Philadelphia’s Oldest Neighborhood Gets a Facelift

Tacony: Philadelphia’s Oldest Neighborhood Gets a Facelift

Established in 1649, Tacony is a historic district in Northeast Philadelphia, ten miles away from Center City. It is the oldest continually-occupied neighborhood in Philadelphia and thanks to the Tacony Community Development Corporation, it has seen a resurgence of investment in the last two years Henry Disston noticed Tacony’s easy river and railroad access in […]

 By Tiffany Goforth

Northeast: Tacony Improvements Continue with Shopping, Clean-up Projects

Northeast: Tacony Improvements Continue with Shopping, Clean-up Projects

Tacony residents and business owners are trying to revitalize the Torresdale Avenue business corridor by implementing new projects in the community. The Historic Tacony Revitalization Project is a big community project headed by the Tacony Community Development Corporation. Alex Balloon, corridor manager of the Tacony CDC, coordinates all the activities and helps implement the projects that […]