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Phila. program to address neighborhood issues

Phila. program to address neighborhood issues Dec. 17, 2010 – Philadelphia is launching a pilot program aimed at addressing issues adversely affecting narrowly defined sections of various neighborhoods. These so-called “Public Service Areas,” or PSA, (a temporary name for now) … Continue reading

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These 10 are changing things around here

These 10 are changing things around here Oct. 14, 2011 – John Farrell, Head of PhillyRising. Since Nutter chose him last winter to lead the new PhillyRising effort to revitalize troubled neighborhoods without spending on 24/7 cop armies, John Farrell, … Continue reading

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PhillyRising’s John Farrell featured on Comcast Newsmakers

PhillyRising’s John Farrell featured on Comcast Newsmakers May 27, 2011 –  John Farrell spoke to Comcast Newsmakers about the efforts of PhillyRising to improve the quality of life for Philadelphians. PhillyRising targets neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic … Continue reading

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Nutter lays out anti-crime goals

Nutter lays out anti-crime goals Jan. 3, 2012 – Many community leaders and high level city officials would admit that if Philadelphia is going to move forward, it is going to have to deal effectively with crime and violence in … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Innovations in 2011: Exploring the Boundaries of Transformation

Award-Winning Innovations in 2011: Exploring the Boundaries of Transformation Jan. 1, 2012 – Four years into the “Great Recession,” it is no surprise that citizens across the United States are weary of bad economic news and a dreary forecast for … Continue reading

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Ronnie Polaneczky: Call ’em the Little Dumber Boys

Ronnie Polaneczky: Call ’em the Little Dumber Boys Dec. 8, 2011 – The role of Santa Claus is shared by Joe James and Frank Punzo. Which, in any city but this one, would be odd casting. After all, James got … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps NCCC Cleans Up With Serve Philadelphia

AmeriCorps NCCC Cleans Up With Serve Philadelphia May 18, 2012 – AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is working with Serve Philadelphia and PhillyRising Collaborative to clean alleys, abandoned lot revitalization and support urban gardening projects. “I am thrilled to … Continue reading

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