State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) thanks the community for its donations of blankets and thermal underwear for St. Francis Inn Ministries, a Kensington-based charity that serves the poor and homeless.
A Mixed Martial Arts champ is also a Kensington native who learned how to compete while growing up in the neighborhood.
He’s a tough-as-nails, heart-of-gold, 29-year-old professional fighter who was born in Kensington and who swears he owes it all to his family and the City of Brotherly Love.
The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.
The Blight Fight
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.
Cheri Honkala, a West Kensington mom and long-time anti-poverty activist, is the Green Party's candidate for vice president and on the ballot in 48 states. But third-party candidates are shut out of the debates due to what she called an unfair system.
With the help of its mobile app and the Neighborhood Association Liaison training program, Philly311 is dedicated to bridging the gap between residents and government service.
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project hopes to build low-income housing on Front Street. But will it happen?
High school students from Kensington’s Mariana Bracetti Academy told personal tales at The Walking Fish Theatre last week.