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Students in Tierra y Cuerpo's experimental theatre class play a game to wrap up the day. Photo: Nigel Thompson/AL DÍA News.

The Power Street Theatre Company’s free adult theatre program teaches students the basics of theatre writing and performance, but it’s the relationships and connections they forge that will have a lasting impact.

[OP-ED]: Heroin Corridor Cleanup – Is City Hall Addicted to Exclusion?

 07/19/2017 - 10:54
The train-tracks in  the area between Kensington Av. and Fairhill is known as “El Campamento”. The City of Philadelphia and Conrail signed an agreement in June to clean and seal this place. The company’s deadline is schedule on to July 31st. File AL DÍA News

Disappointment is how Louis Cruz described his reaction to the closed door he encountered when he sought work for his company on the project City Hall and Conrail proudly announced recently to cleanup a section of railroad tracks in West Kensington where a filthy heroin abuse corridor has festered for nearly twenty years.

[OP-ED]: La limpieza del corredor de la heroína - ¿Tenemos una administración municipal adicta a la exclusión?

 07/19/2017 - 09:25
Los predios a lado y lado de la vía férrea, entre Kensington y Fairhill se convirtieron en “el campamento” de drogadictos más grande de la costa Este de EEUU. A medidados de junio la alcaldía y Conrail firmaron un acuerdo para limpiar el lugar. Conrail, la empresa propietaria del lugar, tiene plazo hasta el 31 de julio para sellarlo. Archivo AL DÍA News.

Desencantado. Así se sintió Luis Cruz al ver que su empresa no tendrá ninguna opción de ser contratada para realizar alguno de los trabajos vinculados al proyecto conuunto de la alcaldía y la empresa Conrail para limpiar un tramo de la vía férrea a su paso por West Kensignton, más conocido como el corredor de la heroína o “El Campamento” de Filadelfia. 

[OP-ED]: Cleaning The ‘Heroin Hell’ Will Not Create Heaven In Surrounding Communities

 06/26/2017 - 10:41
'Bedroom' for a man in Philadelphia's West Kensington community where festering structural impoverishment sparks social ills like rampant drug sales. LBW Photo

The recent announcement that City Hall and Conrail cut a deal to cleanup the notorious heroin corridor along a section of railroad track running through Philadelphia’s Fairhill and West Kensington communities is welcomed removal of a dangerous blight that’s festered for nearly two decades.