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    • Jamie Gauthier stands in Fairmount Park.

Fairmount Park Conservancy leader to challenge Blackwell for Philly Council seat

Former Fairmount Park Conservancy executive director Jamie Gauthier will challenge longtime City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for control of West Philadelphia’s 3rd District. Gauthier took the reins at the conservancy, a fundraising…

    • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building, 2014

Provident Mutual building sale on hold, endangering planned West Philly health campus

West Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has halted the city’s long-awaited remake of the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. building at 4601 Market Street for reasons that include the interest of…

    • Gregorio Pac Cojulun (left), and Dan Schupsky, an outreach specialist, stroll along one of the new sidewalks.

Rain, rain flows away, no longer puddles at Malcolm X Park

As happens on many blocks around the city, heavy rains used to turn the southeast corner of Malcolm X Memorial Park in West Philadelphia into a deep puddle. Water flowed down…

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ABOUT WEST

Overbrook, Carroll Park, Haddington, Morris Park, Cobbs Creek, Dunlap, Mill Creek, Belmont, Mantua.

The West district is predominantly residential in character. Existing row homes are affordable for young families and there is a large area of new housing in Mill Creek. Major streets include Haverford Ave. and 60th St. Key issues in West Philadelphia are vacant homes, vacant lots and a lack of quality commercial options. The high vacancy rate contributes to crime problems, disinvestment and a lack of home equity. Commercial corridors are generally under-performing in comparison with the rest of the City. This means that residents have to travel further to get what they need, or settle for lower quality products and services.

Contact:

Andrew Meloney, 215-683-4656, Andrew.Meloney@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN WEST

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