Melissa Komar

Melissa Komar
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Councilman Mark Squilla issues rebuke of Columbus Day name change.

Starting this October, Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous People’s Day in Philly. Mayor Jim Kenney signed on Jan. 27 Executive Order 2-21,...

Home, sweet home

When Bridesburg native Adam Gault began fostering Petey in September, things were looking anywhere but up. The pup’s longtime, former owner, the late St. John...

Time Out: Leprechaun Sports Association

The Leprechauns Sports Association clubhouse in Port Richmond should be brimming with excitement about the program’s 60th anniversary.  Instead, sustainability for the future is the...

Around the Neighborhood

SOPO monthly meeting The South Port Richmond Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  Regular agenda items...

Time Out: Bridesburg Cougars

Every facet of daily life has been impacted in the River Wards and beyond by the COVID-19 pandemic, sports being no exception.  Star is checking...

Food for the soul

Next month will mark 12 months since COVID-19 was declared a national pandemic, which also signifies a more positive anniversary: one whole year since...

Pizza fit for a park

What pairs well with a pizza from Old English in Bridesburg? A park. Or, at least that’s the sentiment behind the limited-edition boxes customers will receive...

Around the Neighborhood

Portside Arts Center virtual art classes Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering virtual classes. Available classes include Recycle Remix for ages 4 to...

Unpacking riverfront fun

With COVID-19 restrictions stopping residents from enjoying the usual day-to-day activities, businesses and organizations came up with creative solutions the last few months, and...

A safe space

Working as a sexual assault crisis counselor, Bridget James noticed an unaddressed need: the lack of visibility for resources for male victims. “It’s been something...

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