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...

Waltzing into retirement

Port Richmond barber shop owner Casimir Kowalski retires after 50 years in the businessBy Melissa KomarThe iconic bunch of cacti in the storefront window had shrunk...

For the Common Good

Unveiling of uncommon schedule solidifies new look for Schmidt’s CommonsThe courtyard of The Schmidt’s CommonsBy Kerith GabrielOut with the bro, in with the new.Although it’s not...

Max’s Corner: Up close with insects

Star editor Melissa Komar’s column about all things “mommy” in the River WardMax observes butterflies feeding at the butterfly pavilion.By Melissa KomarI vaguely remember going to...

Adding color to a dark part of town

Mural Arts Program eyes adding art to Belgrade Street tunnel.DESIGN: BRAD CARNEY / RENDERING: MURAL ARTSBy Lindsey NolenThe tunnel on Belgrade Street between Somerset Street and Lehigh...

River Wards events for the week of April 19

Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood.Annual men’s soccer leagueThe 35th Annual Ukrainian Club Men’s Soccer League, 847 N. Franklin St.,...

Dana’s Angels fundraising to fight addiction

Mother raises awareness in wake of daughter’s overdose.Remembering Dana: A mural pays tribute to Dana Rosney.By Lindsey NolenOct. 17, 2016, was the worst day of Susan...

Fourth generation of a family legacy

Fourth generation of Tomaszewski family takes over Port Richmond funeral homeLike father, like daughter: Sandra and her father, Edward “Chet” Tomaszewski, stand in front of...

Frankford Gateway to become orchard getaway

NKCDC release plans for future orchard site in Kensington.Urban oasis: NKCDC released updated plans on how it will transform the Frankford Gateway into a...

Back against the ropes

Fundraiser to be held for Harrowgate Boxing Gym amid legal battle between owner and former tenant.Fight of a lifetime: Chalie Sgrillo is facing a hefty...

Trail lovers bump into each other in Fishtown.

Circuit Trails Coalition and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy hold record-breaking attempt.Dan Dellapenna and Ken Edmonds bump fists to try and help break the world record for...

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