August 18, 1995 |
Neomi Figuero started to close her rowhouse door, but medical student Neil Meadows wasn't finished. "Neomi," he asked in his Alabama twang, "if you died right now, how sure are you that you'd go to heaven?" Figuero seemed startled. "No estoy seguro," she replied with a shrug. I'm not sure. Dressed in a white lab coat, Meadows, 26, had knocked on her door on a recent steamy afternoon and told her - truthfully - that he was helping the city Health Department locate preschoolers who needed vaccinations.
April 27, 1991 |
In a neighborhood where bright new things are rare, the red brick building at Second and York Streets gleamed clean and proud in the spring sunshine. Smelling inside of fresh paint, Casa Nueva Esperanza, a five-unit residence for elderly poor in the 200 block of York Street in North Philadelphia, was dedicated yesterday afternoon. The dedication of the building - whose name is Spanish for House of New Hope - marked the community development debut of the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, a loosely structured group of up to 60 Protestant ministers who work in the area's Latino community and come together to confront a variety of issues.