Kauffman and neighbors kept watch over the playground. They emptied trash bins, replaced nets and mowed the grass.
Susan Ongirski has dedicated her life to enhancing the Port Richmond community in spite of tremendous odds.
— So you think Fels High School is a haven for violence and troublemakers? Not anymore. Just ask the students, the principal, the local police commander and others who are in the know.
In this week's Riverward Rant, columnist Joe Quigley looks at those popular internet support campaigns - like the recent Kony 2012 documentary - and wonders if something similar could help improve conditions in Kensington.
Don’t forget the public schools’ problems
In this week's Riverward Rant, Joe looks at the plight of the homeless locally, and notes that the problem isn't going away any time soon.