West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

Richard Austin, 54, worked in banking and insurance for almost three decades before making the leap to nonprofit work to connect with communities hands-on. After eleven years in the sector, the Cheltenham resident started a new position in September as the outreach program director at Saint Paul’s Community Center on Wallace and 10th streets.   […]

 

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Redevelopment, providing accessible fresh food and strengthening communication between politicians and their constituents are all priorities that Mantuans are talking about in regards to the upcoming mayoral election. “I think we had a lot of stuff on the backburner for years and those smaller things are becoming boulders,” said Mantua Civic Association president De’Wayne Drummond. “So […]

 

Mantua: Bringing Down The House with Pastor Harry Moore

Mantua: Bringing Down The House with Pastor Harry Moore

Walk near the corner of 37th and Wallace streets on a Sunday around noon and the red-and-white brick building will be screaming at the top of its lungs. It’s not the building itself, but the pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, mid-sermon, preaching scripture to his parishioners. Taking giant gulps of air in between short […]

 By Zac Camagna and Melissa Straube

Mantua: Residents Strive to Maintain History

Mantua: Residents Strive to Maintain History

At Union and Wallace streets, there is a community garden owned and maintained by Mantua resident Dallas Scott. Scott was born in 1963 in the same home his grandfather owned before he died. “Originally, there was a house right next to ours,” Scott said. “These were two twin houses right here and the one house […]