Bob Neary and Dan Sweeney are smiling down on Kensington.
After its upcoming expansion, the casino will give the Penn Treaty Special Services District $1 million per year, all of which will benefit River Wards organizations. Here's a breakdown on where all that money has gone so far.
Memorial park for firefighters who lost their lives was on the agenda, among other issues for EKNA, at a membership meeting last week.
The Kensington Community Food Co-op, which just hit 250 members this summer, is looking for a solid location. Its members recently toured Philly co-ops like the one it hopes to open soon in the Kensington area.
— Hundreds turn out during services in tribute to firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney, who died while battling an April 9 blaze in Kensington.
Neighbors came together on Sunday to mourn the deaths of firefighters Daniel Sweeney and Lt. Robert Neary, who died fighting the blaze that tore through the old Buck Hosiery building on Monday, April 9.
— The firemen who perished in Monday's warehouse blaze in Kensington hailed from the Northeast.
Members of 34 groups throughout the city rallied together last week in an effort to support the Take Back Vacant Land Coalition, all hoping to change how the city manages its vacant property.
Residents in East Kensington are once again fighting to save Emerald Street Park, which has been targeted for development several times in recent years.