Northeast Times

 Articles by Mikala Jamison

Neighborhood demographics: clear like never before

Thanks to the new tool CultureBlocks, the public can see the specifics of any city area, especially as they relate to creativity and the arts. The tool could help ‘leverage cultural activity into neighborhood revitalization.’ The River Wards, then, could see increased assistance to the arts and culture community.


The Blight Fight

Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Calta­girone has for 20 years ten­ded to a vi­brant com­munity garden — of tulips, nat­ur­ally. Loc­als say its cre­ation is a sign that beauty and change con­tin­ue to bloom in Kens­ing­ton. 


Celebrating 30 years of dance in Philly

Students past and present thanked Penn Academy dance teacher Pat Kaminski for three decades of teaching them how to move at a recent ceremony.


Along with dance, a lifetime of memories

On a sun-baked Saturday afternoon, two big parking lots behind George Washington High School were jam-packed, and more cars lined almost every inch of the driveway around the school.


‘Running makes sense out of things that are completely senseless’

The Fishtown Beer Runners were among 30 city running groups that ran in support of the city of Boston last Thursday, after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15.


Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Caltagirone has for 20 years tended to a vibrant community garden — of tulips, naturally. Locals say its creation is a sign that beauty and change continue to bloom in Kensington. See image gallery at right for more photos.


Fishtown’s annual St. LauRUNtius 5k

See images of the winners in our gallery, at right.


River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New: New to Northern Liberties

Aimee Viggiani, who lives at 2nd and Brown streets.


River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New: New to Port Richmond

Sean McGettrick, who lives on Cedar Street.


River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New: A Bridesburg student

Albert Waskiewicz, who lives on Salmon Street.