Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week:
Vacant properties are a common sight in Philadelphia. In Mt. Airy, a community development corporation hopes to reduce the neighborhood’s total through a new initiative that’s kicking off with a property on Phil Ellena Street, just off Germantown Avenue. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.
Nearly a third of Saul’s classrooms are overcrowded as a result of the Philadelphia School District’s ongoing budget crisis. The math means has made hands-on learning at the Roxborough-based agriculture school more challenging, among other things. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.
Much has been written and produced about the life and work of Philadelphia’s poet laureate Sonia Sanchez, but her story has never appeared on television. That’s no longer true thanks to a trio of filmmakers and their decision to use a popular crowdfunding platform. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story to learn more.
The former home of the Welton Wayne Sports Bar and Restaurant is getting new life after its owner was gunned down in West Oak Lane. Neighbors say the immediate area has been quieter since it closed and hope the new business will help keep it that way. Check out Matthew Grady’s story for more details.
The Max Levy Autograph Company on Roberts Avenue is one of three Philadelphia buildings that a new historic preservation project is using to examine and explore the future of the field. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story for more details.
Students and staff weren’t the only ones at Thomas Mifflin Elementary on Tuesday morning after a pre-schooler showed a classmate the drugs and cash in his pockets. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more.