Guest Commentary: A Trust Grows in Kensington

An equitable development expert at Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a possible shining light in the neighborhood beset by drug use and poverty: Community ownership of the Kensington Avenue retail corridor. Will it work?

By Karen Black

How to Make the I-95 Detour Not Suck (As Much) (Again)

Traffic is gonna be bad for a while. Here’s help making your way up and down the interstate more tolerable — and maybe even … fun?

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Can Philadelphia Correct … our Corrections?

The City’s new approach to the drug trade in Kensington could send increasing numbers of people to city jails. How will that square with the prison department’s ongoing staffing crisis?

By Malcolm Burnley

Business for Good: Solar States

The Kensington-based solar panel installer has always had a mission to grow jobs for Philadelphians while helping the planet. Now, it’s training a new cohort of workers who’ve been through the justice system

By Courtney DuChene

View From The Streets

For the first time in three years, the city is poised to start a new year with fewer than 500 fatalities, thanks to a renewed focus on the most violent neighborhoods. But the gunshots, sirens, and recurring cycles of mourning persist

By Mensah M. Dean

Development for Good: Crowdfunding Community Development

A new program from Shift Capital allows average citizens to invest as little as $100 in their own communities — and double their money in nine years

By Courtney DuChene

Citizen of the Week: Nicole Bixler of Operation In My Backyard

The Port Richmond social worker offers sustenance, support and care to those struggling with addiction

By Rachel Wisniewski

Philly Coffee Shops that Do Good

Your morning Joe tastes so much better when you know where it comes from — a place that treats its workers well and gives back to the community and the world

By Abigail Chang