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October 28, 2015
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Germantown In the News: October 2015

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month. Read all about: the Germantown Masjid, why the “Open Streets” movement is not the apocalypse and what it could mean for our business district, the recent Liquor Control Board hearing about a problematic deli near Vernon Park, construction progress at Queen Lane Apartments, and what Philadelphia’s next mayor Jim Kenney thinks about Germantown. Good stuff!

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October 22, 2015
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Seven Grassroots Community Improvement Projects Awarded “Fund for Germantown” Micro-grants by Germantown United CDC

Germantown United CDC is proud to announce the next round of grantees for the Fund for Germantown, the organization’s micro-grant program supporting community-driven beautification projects in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. Since the program launched, 17 micro-grants have been awarded, with funds supporting a wide range of projects from greening to murals, neighborhood bulletin boards, cleanups and other community-building activities.

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August 24, 2015
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GUCDC highlighted in Philly.com’s The Next Mayor Project

Germantown United CDC is participating in Philly.com’s Street Level series, part of The Next Mayor project. Watch our video and check out GU’s profile on Philly.com after the jump. In a few weeks, candidates Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey will tell us what they would do about it, as our next mayor.

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March 19, 2015
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YWCA Update: Councilwoman Bass uses NTI Funds to Support the YWCA

Eight District Councilwoman Cindy Bass has announced that she will use $2.2 million in Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (“NTI”) funds to stabilize the historic Germantown YWCA building. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is also providing additional funds to rehab the property, totaling approximately $4 million of investment, as reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. In her news release, Councilwoman Bass addresses rising community concern about development in the neighborhood. The full text of Councilwoman Bass’ statement follows below.

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April 27, 2014
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Gentrification’s ‘winds of change’ the focus of weekend forum in Germantown

For some Philadelphians, gentrification is a dirty word or — at the very least — an eyebrow raiser. As they watch their namesake neighborhood creep towards becoming …

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What’s next for Philadelphia’s Germantown High School?

What’s next for Philadelphia’s Germantown High School? ALAINA MABASO | THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GERMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1914 – JILL SAULL RELATED IMAGES ENLARGE …

March 8, 2014
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Rendell delivers pep talk at Germantown United CDC’s inaugural fundraiser (Newsworks)

Rendell delivers pep talk at Germantown United CDC’s inaugural fundraiser (via NewsWorks) It can happen. Over and over, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell stressed that …

February 10, 2014
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“Rendell to keynote Germantown United’s first-ever fundraiser on Thursday”

Rendell to keynote Germantown United’s first-ever fundraiser on Thursday (via NewsWorks) When Germantown United Community Development Corp. launched two years ago, the organization’s officers and …

September 24, 2013
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Germantown’s Park(ing) Day features mini-parks, poetry, drums and supermarket talk

BY ALAINA MABASO FOR NEWSWORKS Sept 23 Nothing daunts the poets in Germantown where, for a second consecutive year, one parking spot wasn’t nearly enough space …

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September 18, 2013
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PARKing Day 2013

Germantown Park(ing) Day to bring the arts and forward-thinking students to Chelten Ave. on Friday September 18, 2013 By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks, @AlainaMabaso As SEPTA …