Tom Beck

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The latest zoning controversy in Fishtown involved a sign that says ‘Fishtown’

Within the last few years, two establishments along the Olde Richmond/Fishtown border of York Street have marked their territory with new names for their...

Meet Pat Clare, the Cione lifeguard who saved a life

“Walk!” Pat Clare yells to a Fishtown youngster running along the edge of the Cione Rec Center pool before taking time out of her...

Fishtown is inching closer toward metered parking along its major corridors

As a lifelong resident of Fishtown, Rose Ellis has seen the parking situation in her neighborhood go from good to bad. “Here’s an example,” said...

Fishtown racing school receives grant from NASCAR, will host parking lot grand prix with its drivers

Anthony Martin started the Urban Youth Racing School in 1998 to introduce the world of motorsports to kids in inner cities - one of...

Kensington Soccer Club receives $35,000 grant from DA’s office

“I’m really ecstatic,” Jim Hardy said when asked about the $35,000 grant the Kensington Soccer Club received last week from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s...

New legislation passed by City Council hopes to curb illegal dirt bike usage in Philly

City Council on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that amends the city’s traffic code to close the loophole on the law that enforces the illegal...

State grant will help rid Fishtown, Kensington of blighted properties

Fishtown may have built itself up to be one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods to live and work in over the last decade, but...

Kensington native and Webster School teacher wins Lindback Award

“There’s so much,” said Lisa Forrest-Schultz when asked what makes Nancy Fackelman such a great teacher. “I don’t think there’s enough ink or space...

New legislation, an ATV park are two ideas City Council has to fight illegal ATV and dirt bike riding on city streets

For far too long, residents all across the city have complained about the rise of illegal dirt bike and ATV use on Philadelphia streets. “The...

UnOrthodox, a playful learning installation for children, arrives at the Bridesburg Rec Center

Representatives from Riverfront North, along with City Councilmember Bobby Henon and state Rep. Joe Hohenstein, gathered at the Bridesburg Recreation Center Saturday afternoon to...

City creates fund that gives Kensington residents more power over their neighborhood.

The office of Mayor Jim Kenney announced last week the creation of the Kensington Community Resilience Fund, an effort the city is calling “a...

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