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Tioga section in Philadelphia sees a turnaround

Tioga 40 years ago was a gorgeous neighborhood. Overtime the neighborhood fell down. Dozens of factories in Tioga, Nicetown, and Allegheny West began closing and putting thousands of people out of work. Verna Tyner started a community organization that she is president, uniting Tioga, and groups such as the Allegheny West Foundation and Mercy Neighborhood Ministries began to work on strategies to combat the blight.

The organization sees a turnaround for a number of businesses and institutions have moved into, or will soon occupy renovated factories or once vacant industrial sites. The most recent development project is the $5.6 million NewCourtland LIFE Center, under construction at 19th Street and Allegheny Avenue. With it on target to be finished by the end of the year, it will be an Independent living for Elders. to read more…

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March 12, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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