While the Port Richmond thoroughfare of Richmond Street has been plagued by vacant properties for decades, new construction in the area and enthusiastic new business owners could help usher the corridor into a brighter, busier future.
State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) and City Councilman Bobby Henon (R-6th dist.) share their thoughts on last week's announcement.
Longtime state lawmaker Dennis O'Brien joins city's governing body.
State Sen. Tina Tartaglione looks like one of the winners in legislative redistricting, while most local House members believe the final plan is an improvement on the preliminary one.
Work is about to begin on construction of a 4.5-acre park near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
The state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved a preliminary plan last week that doesn’t make many changes to local Senate districts, but does dramatically alter several area districts in the House of Representatives.
The city is using a one-two punch to fine owners of blighted property and take them to court.
As residents continue to turn vacant lots into valuable community gardens, the Garden Justice Legal Initiative is looking to protect those spaces in court.
In a move to help Port Richmond shake off years of concerns over absentee owners, Maura Kennedy, director of strategic initiatives for the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, said that for the past three months, Port Richmond has been part of a pilot program to get blighted and abandoned properties back into being functioning elements of the community.