The Penn Treaty Special Services District, until recently, awarded funds to nonprofits, community groups’ projects, parks’ friends groups, educational and sports programs and local churches. This year, the district has provided a grant to the for-profit community newspaper.
The co-owner of the Northern Liberties bar withdrew a request for funding from the Penn Treaty Special Services District after neighborhood residents were up in arms about the potential use of the funds.
Port Richmond’s former Nativity B.V.M. School has been vacant for more than three years, and has become a target of theft and vandalism. And while a community-championed plan to convert it to senior housing is tied up in court, neighbors wonder what will come next.