Posts Tagged ‘Homeless’

Skid Row Deaths Of 1963 Echoes Today's Opioid Crisis

Skid Row Deaths Of 1963 Echoes Today’s Opioid Crisis

September 8, 2017  |  Vantage

Steve Metraux takes a look at the "Canned Heat Wave" poisoning of 1963 that took the lives of 31 people on Skid Row. The public health scholar says the parallels between this tragic incident and Kensington's opioid crisis is telling > more

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

April 26, 2017  |  Vantage

Public health scholar Steve Metraux exhumes the heart of Philadelphia's Skid Row, buried under the Vine Street Expressway by the hands of urban renewal. > more

Art Commission OKs 5th Street/Independence Hall Station Redesign

Art Commission OKs 5th Street/Independence Hall Station Redesign

July 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Market-Frankford Line station to get first upgrade in four decades, additional beds for the homeless during the DNC, Eakins Oval gets another mural, and Comcast getting generous with WiFi for some commuters > more

$1 Billion Redevelopment Of Camden Waterfront Proposed

$1 Billion Redevelopment Of Camden Waterfront Proposed

September 25, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Liberty Property Trust interested in remaking Camden’s riverfront, dispatches from Popeadelphia, City and nonprofits plan for the Parkway’s homeless, and rent in Philly now relatively less expensive > more

New Study: Philly’s Immigrants Provide A Disproportionate Economic Boost

New Study: Philly’s Immigrants Provide A Disproportionate Economic Boost

February 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Foreign-born residents reviving Main Streets across America, honoring graffiti at Goldtex, on Philly’s homeless, and PPAC's fifth anniversary > more