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: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Twenty two years ago, Mantua’s only grocery store, located on 34th Street, burned to the ground. Since then, the neighborhood has never had a grocery store to call its own, forcing those living there to take two bus lines to two different supermarkets on Columbus Boulevard or to the more expensive option of shopping at […]

 By Joseph Schaefer

Mantua: Transformation Plan Concludes, Citizens’ Efforts Continue

Mantua: Transformation Plan Concludes, Citizens’ Efforts Continue

Mantua residents and members of the Mantua Civic Association (MCA) gathered at the West Philadelphia Community Center last night for the unveiling of the We Are Mantua! Transformation Plan. The plan is a result of a two-year community-based process in which community residents and other stakeholders provided input for the future of Mantua. “The process […]

 By Alexandra Myslinski and Alexandra Olivier

Mantua: Fourth-Generation Artist Brings Color to the Community

Mantua: Fourth-Generation Artist Brings Color to the Community

Rebecca Rose is a fourth-generation artist who is following in her family’s footsteps in the hope of adding a splash of color to Mantua. With a degree in art and education, Rose has taken over the Rose Metzger Fine Art Company, which was originally founded by her grandmother. “My grandmother started teaching me the techniques […]