City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have been teaming up to remove and prune more than 1,000 problematic trees from the 6th Councilmanic District in recent weeks. Henon obtained funding for the ongoing project, nearly $200,000, from the unused portion of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative budget.
Community members and city officials came together last Wednesday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction of the first phase of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project, which will extend the existing Delaware Avenue to Bridge Street.
Melissa Komar, For the Times
| March 12, 2014 |
More than one hundred people came out to Bridesburg Recreation Center to honor Jacqueline DeSanctis, known to many as simply, “Miss Jackie,” for her service to the community for more than half a century.