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,...

Renaissance man

New NKCDC director ready to oversee revitalization of Kensington for all.Felix Torres Colon is the new executive director at NKCDC. PHOTO: LOWELL BROWNBy Kerith GabrielIn what will...

Pinning down a piece of history

Port Richmond native becomes first-ever state qualifier for Roman Catholic High School wrestling program.Matt Galasso wrestles at states in Hershey. PHOTO: KEVIN LEYLANDBy Melissa KomarMatt Galasso...

North Catholic Hall of Fame

Falcons to induct 10th class into HOFWilliam Gardner, a Kensington native, will be inducted in the North Catholic HOF this year. PHOTO: JERRY BRINDISIBy Joe MasonThe biggest...

Telling the tale of a timeless Philadelphia

Fishtown resident tells the story of the changing landscape with trolley paintings.Timeless with a twist: One of Terrence Laragione’s trolley painting include a costumed bunny.By...

Making some River Wards noise

NKCDC-backed River Wards Sound Collective launches at the Boom Room.Space for sound: Gary Dann mans the controls at the Boom Room.By Aja BeechDozens of local residents braved...

Contending against the odds

Ray Robinson to fight at first-ever boxing card at the Fillmore.MARIA YOUNG / STAR PHOTOBy William KennyPro boxer Ray Robinson gave his first interview when he...

River Wards events for the week of March 22

Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood.Poor Man’s SupperJoin St. George and MDG to embark on the Lenten journey with fellowship...

New commanding officer in town

An exclusive interview with the new captain of the 26th District.New face of the 26th: Capt. Krista Dahl Campbell was named commander of the...

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