Story Archive June 28 2011

City services put some muscle into volunteer efforts

Volunteers and nonprofits have long toiled to tackle the city's 40,000 vacant lots. A new program has City Hall doing some of the heavy lifting — and recovering the costs.

New mural shines on West Girard Avenue

The city's latest mural welcomes visitors to Brewerytown.

Neighbors fighting for Emerald Street Park, again

Residents in East Kensington are once again fighting to save Emerald Street Park, which has been targeted for development several times in recent years.

Residents voice concern over 7-Eleven proposal

Neighbors expressed concerns over lighting, trash and noise that could come with the opening of a 7-Eleven convenience store on Girard Avenue.

Letters to the editor, June 30, 2011