Streetscape improvements to begin in Mount Airy

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The sidewalks along a seven block stretch of Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy will undergo a major beautification project that begins on Monday... Read more

Chinatown car break-ins spark caution

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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... Read more
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Church to rally to rise from the ashes

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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... Read more

Keeping Up The Sweep Up

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A man sweeps up in West Philadelphia (Inquirer Staff Photo) Neighbors Curtis Williams, Rebekah Stroman and block captain Louise Bundy... Read more
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Osage Avenue, 25 years later

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On a mild afternoon, as sunlight broke through the trees, Earnestine Rice swept the sidewalk outside of her home on Osage Avenue. The chore... Read more
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It's Cleanup Time

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That pile of trash in that lot that frustrates you? That old graffitied-building across the street from your house? Those sidewalk weeds that... Read more

Battling Rowhouse Blight

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Like the 1400 block of North Conestoga Street in West Philadelphia’s Carroll Park profiled in today's Inquirer, there are blocks throughout... Read more

Frank Rizzo mural vanishes -- for now

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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... Read more