New Kensington Community Development Corporation

(Antique dealer Catherine Jennings shows how merchandise can be displayed along the new "interactive" fence on East Girard Avenue.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

More Than Just A Fence, It’s A Neighborhood Gathering Point For Fishtown

A new “interactive” fence has been installed near East Girard Avenue and Marlborough Streets, part of a low-cost, high impact Model Block Program.



3 On Your Side: $15,000 Grants For Philly Home Buyers

Are you in the market for a new home? Well if you’re looking to buy in Philadelphia, have we got a deal for you, free money! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us how some prospective homebuyers may be able to cash in.


(Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, center, and other city councilmembers at a hearing on a measure to toughen controls on vacant buildings in the city of Philadelphia.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan Tougher Controls On Vacant, Fire-Prone Properties

The Kensington warehouse blaze earlier this month that claimed the lives of two Philadelphia firefighters is still having a ripple effect through city government.


(The former Gretz Brewery, on Germantown Avenue, is one of about 25,000 abandoned buildings in Philadelphia.  File photo)

With Death of Firefighters, Philadelphia’s Blight Becomes More Urgent Issue

The Thomas Buck building, where the fire that killed two firefighters on Monday started, is just one of about 25,000 vacant properties in Philadelphia that create safety hazards in neighborhoods.



Neighborhood Group Breathes Easier After “Strangler” Case Arrest

“It was of great concern to the community, to the organization as well as the community,” a Kensington activist said of the string of rapes and murders.