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Alex Vuocolo

New Philly Food Co-ops Searching For Place

New Philly Food Co-ops Searching For Place

April 2, 2013  |  News

In South Philly and Kensington, new food co-ops try to balance business needs and community desires. Alex Vuocolo explores the issues at play > more

Archdiocese Without Clear Strategy For Closing Churches

Archdiocese Without Clear Strategy For Closing Churches

February 21, 2013  |  News

With another round of church closings coming, the Archdiocese struggles to build a strategy for the disposition, sale, and reuse of its massive property inventory. Alex Vuocolo reports on a planning process that raises more questions than it answers > more

In Fairmount, Neighbors Balk At City Enforcement Of Ancient Property Lines

In Fairmount, Neighbors Balk At City Enforcement Of Ancient Property Lines

December 13, 2012  |  News

Neighbors wonder why the city suddenly wishes to enforce a 1869 street plan. Their community built park and backyards are threatened > more

Port Richmond's Sidewalks May Be Clean, But The Air Is Dirty

Port Richmond’s Sidewalks May Be Clean, But The Air Is Dirty

November 21, 2012  |  News

Faced with major sources of mostly unmonitored air pollution, Port Richmond residents, empowered by the Clean Air Council, have taken to "citizen science," monitoring for serious pollutants themselves. The aim, says new contributor Alex Vuocolo, is to create a more localized system for understanding hidden threats to public health > more