This is a story I wrote, shot video and took photos for and published to NEast Philly, the hyperlocal news website I own/edit in Northeast Philadelphia.
Reporting on civic association meetings is one of the most challenging things I do for NEast Philly. It’s an hour or three spent with residents who have the deepest knowledge of a neighborhood possible. There are often vague references to extinct properties, multiple and disjointed topics of discussion and a free-for-all “new business” discussion.
But every now and then, a group’s meeting comes together in a way that makes it enjoyable to write. And the published product is better for it.
This story is from a Holme Circle Civic Association meeting where the guests included a developer who had just purchased legendary neighborhood home and a city planner introducing himself as a sounding board for the neighborhood’s zoning and development ideas.