Brightwood

Providence Family Center focuses on future, not tragedy

Vandals burned $50,000 worth of playground equipment Sept. 12. (Photo courtesy Providence Family Support Center) After vandals burned its $50,000 playground on Sept. 12, Providence...

Northside video game designer raises more than $1,500 for UNICEF

Jennifer Shaffer talks about Levels for Love while friends Becky Cech and Melissa McClure play their way through Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the...

Gardening tips from the Urban Gardener

The Northside Chronicle sat down with Lynne Weber and Joan Kimmel of the Urban Gardener to talk about growing green things in flower beds...

Politicians work to install security cameras on Northside streets

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., strode down the middle of Monterey Street in the Central Northside. In the bright morning light, Casey squinted up at...

Smokin’ Memphis BBQ delights patrons

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Brightwood Civic Group’s director retires after 7 year stretch

After seven and a half years as director of the Brightwood Civic Group, Ed Brandt stepped down at the end of August. His announcement brings to an end a successful tenure in which the community saw a spate of achievements. Though members of the BCG and other Northside community leaders are sad to see him leave his leadership position, they all said they were thankful for his many years of service to Brightwood and the larger Northside.

Nuisance bars steadily replaced by community ‘third places’

Slowly but surely Northsiders are reclaiming their neighborhoods and transforming them into positive places where residents can connect with their communities. They are doing this by transforming nuisance bars into "third places," or businesses and non-profits that provide a community meeting place for locals to relax and interact.