Point Breeze: Clean Point Breeze Streets Gets Ready To Enter Its Second Phase

Point Breeze: Clean Point Breeze Streets Gets Ready To Enter Its Second Phase

Philadelphia is a city laden with litter on its streets and sidewalks. While the Philadelphia Streets Department outlines its sanitation expectations online, including penalties for not complying with these expectations, residents continue to leave trash on the ground. “There’s a lot of trash, and it needs to be picked up,” said Christopher Lillis, director of […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: These Philly-inspired fonts give back to each neighborhood: PHL Open Type, a collaborative project helmed by Philadelphian Phil Buckley, strives to highlight each neighborhood in Philadelphia. Proceeds from the Point Breeze font will go toward the […]

 

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

On the 1900 block of South Broad Street, outside Pizzeria Pesto restaurant, lies a messy pile of trash splayed on the sidewalk. Cardboard boxes, empty plastic bottles, a child’s potty and other items have been on the concrete for about a week and a half. The city’s Streets Department has yet to touch it. According to […]

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Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

“It is not just one day,” said Carlton Williams, deputy commissioner for the Philadelphia Streets Department. “It is a constant battle.” The “one day” is referring to the 2016 Philly Spring Cleanup, which took place on April 16. The Streets Department started the citywide cleanup nine years ago in an effort to bring the community together and promote […]

 By Brittany Hahn and James Sauls

South of South Street: Residents Talk Trash On The Lack Of Trash Cans

As new solar-powered trash cans replace the old wire ones in the Graduate Hospital area, residents continue to complain about the scarcity of places to throw out their waste while on-the-go. The new cans are by BigBelly Solar, and there are four within the Graduate Hospital area so far. They differ from the average trash […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Carroll Park: Residents Plan to Take Action in Community Meeting

Carroll Park: Residents Plan to Take Action in Community Meeting

In a rousing community policy meeting, residents and liaisons for local organizations assembled to discuss and develop action plans for multiple neighborhood issues. “We want to see results and to sustain those results,” Mike Cormany, a local school crossing guard, said. Attendees gathered in a meeting held in a small conference room in the office […]

 By Andrew Curtis and Salihah James

Fairhill: Residents Confront Neighborhood Drug Problems

Fairhill: Residents Confront Neighborhood Drug Problems

Tiny plastic bags large enough to hold a little less than a teaspoon of drugs decorate the pavement at Front and Ontario streets. These mini zip-lock bags are known as “nickel and dime bags,” for the $5 to $10 customers are expected to pay when they buy the bag of drugs. Although the community has […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Clearing Out the Waste

Hunting Park: Clearing Out the Waste

Keeping an 87-acre park clean can be a laborious task. In Hunting Park, that job is left to Gerald Willis, an employee of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Picking up the park’s trash for 23 years, Willis attested to its upkeep. “It can be a tough job at times. It gets dirty, believe me,” […]

 By Cassandra Lund and Kean Maynard

Kensington: Where Can the Trash Go?

Kensington: Where Can the Trash Go?

Trash is an issue every community has to deal with. Whether it be where to put it, how to get rid of it or who is in charge of it, there is plenty of room for debate within the area. In Kensington trash is an issue for the community and residents. It litters the ground, […]

 By June Fredericks and Tina DiSerafino

Logan: Local Residents Voice Their Opinions on Neighborhood Issues

Logan: Local Residents Voice Their Opinions on Neighborhood Issues

  With the Philadelphia City Council Election Day nearing, many local residents have expressed their views on the issues that matter to them and impact the vitality of their communitie In Logan, which is part of the 9th District, many local residents said they believe that the neighborhood needs a candidate who is not only […]