District 172: Announcing our grant project

Earlier this year, we announced NEast Philly would take on an investigative project through a J-Lab Enterprise Reporting Fund grant and our partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

We’ve been publishing pieces of that project throughout the year, and yesterday’s article about community building post in Mayfair capped our series. With more than 10 articles, several videos and a handful of interactive pieces under our belt, NEast Philly marks the unofficial end of the grant assignment.

You can find the landing page for the project here, and keep your eyes peeled when fall rolls around; we’ll follow-up on the series, which tracked community building and funding in Mayfair during and after former Pa. Rep. John Perzel’s three-decade reign.

This projects marks a half-year of work with journalism students at Temple University and Jim Smiley of the Frankford Gazette.

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