Articles by Hayden Mitman

Finnigan’s Wake co-owner withdraws PTSSD request

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.

Northern Liberties neighbors share safety concerns after Piazza shooting

A recent meeting of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association allowed locals to come together over several issues, including safety after a recent fatal shooting and issues over a construction proposal at Finnigan's Wake that many residents oppose.

Sandwich smackdown

In the Wawa Welcome America celebration's Hoagie Day at Independence Mall, the Philadelphia Police took on the Fire Department in a hoagie making race. Officers from Fishtown's 26th police district participated in the contest.

Tomlinson looks to unseat Stack in the 5th district

Mike Tomlinson, Republican candidate and life-long Philadelphian, hopes to topple longtime State Senator Mike Stack (R-5th dist.) in this November's election.

Concilio celebrates 50 years of helping Latinos

— Over the years, the organization has strived to be a place of cultural pride and a voice for immigrants.

New L&I Commissioner Williams meets residents at PRWCAN meeting

Last week, Carlton Williams, the new commissioner of the Dept. of Licenses and Inspections, discussed his plans for the office with the Port Richmond West Community Action Network.

Kensington's La Finquita is the little farm that could

For decades, locals have tended to Kensington’s La Finquita, “the little farm.” Now, a new generation of urban gardeners has taken to caring for the community farm.

Concilio - a Philly cultural institution - celebrates 50 years

The oldest Latino organization in Philadelphia has many events lined up throughout the year to commemorate half a century of service.

From bakeries to billboards, Fishtown locals chime in at zoning meeting

Residents gave an emphatic “yes” to a new bakery in Fishtown at last week’s zoning meeting.

Community leaders whipped into shape at ‘boot camp’

At last week’s first annual Block Captain Boot Camp, locals learned how to be effective community leaders.