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Streetscape improvements to begin in Mount Airy
Fri, Apr 16, 2010, 6:15 PM
The sidewalks along a seven block stretch of Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy will undergo a major beautification project that begins on Monday...
Chinatown car break-ins spark caution
Wed, Apr 14, 2010, 4:34 PM
A spate of car break-ins in which electronic items such as laptop computers, MP3 players, and GPS devices were stolen in Chinatown is prompting...
Church to rally to rise from the ashes
Tue, Apr 13, 2010, 5:17 PM
A church in the Strawberry Mansion section plans to rally community support as it works to rise from the ashes of a fire that destroyed the...
Keeping Up The Sweep Up
Tue, Apr 13, 2010, 11:46 AM
A man sweeps up in West Philadelphia (Inquirer Staff Photo) Neighbors Curtis Williams, Rebekah Stroman and block captain Louise Bundy...
Osage Avenue, 25 years later
Mon, Apr 12, 2010, 11:56 AM
On a mild afternoon, as sunlight broke through the trees, Earnestine Rice swept the sidewalk outside of her home on Osage Avenue. The chore...
It's Cleanup Time
Fri, Apr 9, 2010, 12:58 PM
That pile of trash in that lot that frustrates you? That old graffitied-building across the street from your house? Those sidewalk weeds that...
Battling Rowhouse Blight
Thu, Apr 8, 2010, 12:00 AM
Like the 1400 block of North Conestoga Street in West Philadelphia’s Carroll Park profiled in today's Inquirer, there are blocks throughout...
Frank Rizzo mural vanishes -- for now
Tue, Apr 6, 2010, 12:18 PM
Frank Rizzo had looked down Ninth Street for 15 years, peering from the side of Agnes Viso's house at the corner with Montrose Street. But...