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Working to save Tacony

A renovated storefront

A renovated storefront

In a small, working class neighborhood in the Northeast, a young man with the improbable name of Alexander Balloon is demonstrating a fundamental change in thinking about how to rescue a struggling neighborhood. Carla Robinson writes about a new optimism in Tacony.

Julia Bergman interviews Alex Balloon and talks to business people along Torresdale Ave.

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lump-in-left-armCityJournal: I have a lump in my left arm

I have a lump in my left arm. I gave it a nickname because you should make friends with your enemies. My enemy is named Ben. Ben, the Lump. Maybe I should have chosen something cuter, like Lumpy. By Felicia Ricci.

Read by Sarah Cho.

 

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Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones

Where’s there smoke….

Racism is like smoke. It rises in an instant, choking the life out of everything it touches. Then it disappears, leaving only its stench behind. Four African American women who joined the Carpenter’s Union after completing a Philadelphia Housing Authority apprenticeship program say their experience with the union reeks not only of racism, but of sexism as well.

A conversation with Solomon Jones.