City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week released a plan for the city to create 4,400 jobs by partnering with its education and medical anchor institutions to spend more of their money in Philadelphia rather than outside the city.
When Ari Bluestein was playing baseball at Northeast High School in the early 2000s, he noticed something was missing. Why, he wondered, were so few media outlets visible on the high school sports scene when these games and student-athletes deserved to be seen by the masses?
Michael Hagan, who was murdered in Society Hill this summer, was said to be passionate about revitalizing Fishtown. His family still seeks justice, and hosted a benefit in his hometown to raise funds, and perhaps find answers.
Jeffrey Stockbridge photographs and interviews the men and women who live life along Kensington Avenue for his blog “Kensington Blues.” While their stories can be examples of the place at its worst, Stockbridge says the people - and the community - display incredible strength.