Melissa Komar

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PAL readies for 26th Police District comeback

PAL set to open doors at St. Anne’s Gym within a month.By Lindsey NolenThe Police Athletic League of Philadelphia received a $250,000 donation last June from...

River Wards events for the week of April 26

Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood.Tot rec programThe Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., tot program will begin in September....

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 CommonsBy Kerith GabrielOut with the bro, in with the new.Although it’s not written on a white board...

Max’s Corner: Up close with insects

Star editor Melissa Komar’s column about all things “mommy” in the River WardBy Melissa KomarI vaguely remember going to the insect exhibit at Steve’s Bug Off...

Adding color to a dark part of town

Mural Arts Program eyes adding art to Belgrade Street tunnel.By Lindsey NolenThe tunnel on Belgrade Street between Somerset Street and Lehigh Avenue in Port Richmond has...

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.By Lindsey NolenOct. 17, 2016, was the worst day of Susan Rosney’s life. On this day, her daughter,...

Fourth generation of a family legacy

Fourth generation of Tomaszewski family takes over Port Richmond funeral home“It’s definitely a calling and a frame of mind,” she said. “You dedicate your life...

Frankford Gateway to become orchard getaway

NKCDC release plans for future orchard site in Kensington.“Instead of just spending money and leaving each city, the council wishes to leave meaningful work...

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