Frankford seems to be riding high these days. A walk through the neighborhood with lifelong Frankforder Jason Dawkins, an aide to Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez.
Rev. Adan Mairena, of the West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square Presbytery of Philadelphia, kept spirits bright this year by delivering gifts to needy families.
In Strawberry Mansion, neighbors have been waiting five years for the city to fix a sidewalk.
And the People Paper's editorial board thinks the city's leaders made real progress in 2012.