Good deeds beget others on North Eighth Avenue

 Posse of volunteers convenes for front-yard makeover By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A group of high-energy volunteers work to make a home in the unit block of North Eighth Avenue less inviting to vandals. A well-placed complaint produced a Coatesville home spruce-up that would be envied by TV remodeling gurus for its efficiency and enthusiasm. The makeover project evolved during...

Frigid temperatures shutter popular, city nonprofit

Bridge Academy needs donations to fund new heating system By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Work on an ambitious mural project at the Bridge Academy and Community Center cannot continue until the nonprofit can raise funds to replace its heating system. When you operate with skeletal finances, an unexpected expense can prove devastating  Рa painful lesson learned this week at...

Drawing on youthful insight for giant student mural

Through collaborative art project, teens envision city of light By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Pedra Jennings, 17, poses in front of a section of the mural depicting Coateville’s dark side, as seen through a group of teenagers. The striking image seems out of place in a former church, where a bevy of adolescents have gathered after school, initially engaging in playful banter....