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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...

140 years of always ending on a high note at Engine 28

The celebration featured free food such as hot dogs, which were donated by Dietz and Watson, and hamburgers, which were donated by Wilson’s Meats....

Salsa Nights are back at the Piazza

The event was the brainchild of Krystal Souvanlasy, who is the events coordinator at Schmidt’s.Salsa Nights at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons always draws...

Adaire looks for donations to hire recess coach

The recess coach would serve every school day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Friends of Adaire Happy Hour Fundraiser at PlayArts for Playworks recess...

Winners of Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge still looking for funding

Kiva is a nonprofit with a website that allows people to band together to help provide loans to small business owners and other people...

Hop Along is Back in Business at Johnny Brenda’s

Hop Along played a surprise headlining show at Johnny Brenda’s Saturday night, which sold out within a few hours of going on sale.Frances Quinlan of...

Local organizations to participate in citywide cleanup day

The spring cleanup event is put on by the Philadelphia Streets Department.In honor of Philadelphia’s citywide annual spring cleanup event, various organizations in the...

Executive director of Riverfront North — formerly known as DRCC — is calling it quits

Tom Branigan is retiring. Again.The recent early spring snowstorms may have been disrupting the interview process, but sometime in the coming weeks, Riverfront North — formerly...

Congressional candidate focused on education

Michele Lawrence, who is challenging Brendan Boyle in the Democratic primary, sees education as a key way to life people out of poverty.Michele Lawrence wakes...

Can the Riverwards keep art education alive?

“We’ve tried to make things so affordable to the community over the last 11 years and that’s kind of why we’re in this situation,”...

Visitation BVM takes the academic crown for the first time

BVM student competitor Daisy Harvey said that it felt “great” to win over St. Laurentius’s varsity team in the final round.Visitation students (from left) Daisy...

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