Melissa Komar

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Around the Neighborhood

SOPO meeting The South Port Richmond Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Agenda will include zoning...

Celebrating patriotic pride

Memorial Day is on visible display in Bridesburg well before the actual holiday occurs. American flags line telephone poles the length of Richmond Street, and...

Riverfront North announces first round of BIG grants for Bridesburg.

Riverfront North Partnership announced Monday the first round of the Bridesburg Impact Grants. March recipients are the Bridesburg 5K, Trish Houck and United Veterans of...

Feed the need

Last Thursday, more than 200 hams were handed out to residents in front of Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation in Port Richmond. The hams...

Staying safe

  Usually, Susan Murphy is making hundreds of Fishtown- and Philly-centric tree ornaments, from Philadelphia Parking Authority violations to Fishtown’s self-proclaimed neighborhood beverage, Arctic Splash. But...

Chipping in

The chips may be down, but the community served by Lutheran Settlement House is certainly not being left out. The Fishtown-based nonprofit provides “life-sustaining” services,...

Serving up altruism

With the mandates for restaurants in the city changing overnight a couple of weeks ago, many owners were left scrambling to find new ways...

Staying at home and heroes in the River Wards

The country, the city of Philadelphia and our River Wards communities are all experiencing a moment unlike any in recent memory. Amid the ever-evolving COVID-19...

Combating COVID-19 cabin fever

It’s been a little over a week and a half since social distancing recommendations were rolled out and a few days since the City...

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein cosponsors bill for emergency paid sick leave amid COVID-19 crisis.

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein announced Wednesday, March 18, he will introduce state legislation to expand the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, which...

Silver lining

After seeing reports of shortages in supplies for medical field workers fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Rebecca Harter, 39, decided...

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