Frankford residents got a potpourri of information about local parks, recycling, a summer food program, politics and new trash collection rules at the June 26 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders.
One East Kensington businessman is among those who own property recently seized by the city through through eminent domain, a legal yet seemingly controversial government power. Now, he’s central to a conversation about city residents’ rights and the rights of the city itself, not to mention blight elimination in the neighborhood.
The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.
Kensington's so-called ‘Needle Park’ was among those up for discussion at the hearing, which provided an opportunity for citizens to discuss violence, vandalism and negligence in city parks and recreation facilities.
At last week’s first annual Block Captain Boot Camp, locals learned how to be effective community leaders.
Hundreds of Comcast employees took to the streets on Comcast Cares Day on Saturday April 21 to give back to the community.
St. Boniface church, at Hancock and Diamond streets, has been vacant since 2006. A plan to turn the site into a multimillion-dollar housing complex could be impacted by a zoning change proposed by City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (D-7th dist.).
Mayor Michael Nutter visited Kensington’s McPherson Square last week to announce this year’s upcoming Philly Spring CleanUp.