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Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Nabilla Ariffin is the community impact director at SquashSmarts, a non-profit academic and athletic program which uses the game of squash to keep kids healthy, in school and on track to graduate. Since joining the program just six months ago, Ariffin has made an immediate impact in the Hunting Park community and looks to grow […]

 

Tacony: Creativity Freshens Up Torresdale Avenue

Tacony: Creativity Freshens Up Torresdale Avenue

Walking down Torresdale Avenue in Tacony guarantees plenty of windows to look though. But sometimes windows need more than Windex, and the refreshing of buildings can give more to look at. So in 2014, the Tacony Community Development Corporation started revitalizing the Torresdale Avenue business corridor in the neighborhood. Torresdale Avenue Storefront Improvement Program (TSIP) Project Manager Alex […]

 

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

City Hall: New PAC Connects City Issues Through the Public Space

A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. Thompson believes many of these facets are taken for granted. And it is all connected to the public space. Thompson […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

After the past winter with its harsh weather conditions, the Morris Arboretum is still looking to bounce back without too much delay. “The biggest impact is the timing of flowering,” said Anthony Aiello, director of horticulture at the arboretum. “They usually are flowering around this time but we are seeing a delay, from a week […]

 

Kensington: Former Leader on the Football Field Moves on to UPenn

Kensington: Former Leader on the Football Field Moves on to UPenn

Time spent as a Tiger on the Kensington High School football team was about more than just touchdowns and field goals for Matt Sanasac. It was about creating a safe and new way to stay out of trouble in the heart of a rough neighborhood. Sanasac used football to figure out who he really wanted […]

 

University City: Drexel Lacrosse Player Looks Back

University City: Drexel Lacrosse Player Looks Back

The night of Dec. 8, 2012 had started off like any other Saturday night for Brendan Glynn, then a lacrosse player entering his senior season at Drexel University. Glynn was coming off a successful junior campaign in which he had 26 goals and 11 assists and was gearing up for what would be his final […]

 

The Next Mayor: Bicyclists Seek Leader to Promote Safety, Harmony on the Roads

The Next Mayor: Bicyclists Seek Leader to Promote Safety, Harmony on the Roads

Bike commuting in Philadelphia has grown more than 200 percent over the past 25 years. And while Philadelphia continues to lead the top 10 largest cities in bike commuters, it has fallen behind other major cities in safety and infrastructure improvement. The Better Mobility 2015 platform, released in November by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, illustrates the […]

 

Sports: Five Bars for Fans of Out-of-Town Sports Teams

Sports: Five Bars for Fans of Out-of-Town Sports Teams

Philadelphia is known for having some of the most passionate fans in sports. Sometimes that’s a compliment. Other times, Philadelphians intimidate other team’s fans. For Philadelphia residents who are fans of out-of-town teams, gameday can present a dilemma. Is their team’s game being shown on their TV? Which bar might be showing the game they […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   All of the Veterans Upward Bound students had different aspects of their Washington trip that they were most […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   Josh Michnowski is one of the members of the Black Diamond Team that has benefited personally from […]

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