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When Lemiya Shaat, 18, learned that her mentor, Tony Simeti, would be closing the doors to his gymnastics studio for good, she saw a...

Penn Home added to city’s register of historic places

The Philadelphia Historical Commission added Penn Home to its register of historic places in the city Friday morning, virtually preventing the recently closed retirement...

5-Star Service

Organized by Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and supported by Bridesburg and Port Richmond residents, first responders and the National Guard who patrolled...

PA, Philly go blue, with help from NoLibs, Fishtown and rest of the River Wards and other election news

By the Friday after Election Day, the writing was on the wall. As outstanding votes from mail-in ballots and the most Democratic areas of...

Chalkin’ up some fun

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us about Philly and the River Wards neighborhoods, it’s that the communities are creative and still...

Love is in the chair

If you’ve recently taken a stroll through Campbell Square, you may have noticed a shiny, red oversized lawn chair. The custom, wooden Adirondack-style furniture is...

Norris Square Neighborhood Project wins $20,000 award for its efforts in sustainable agriculture

Since 1973, the Norris Square Neighborhood Project has provided a safe space for local residents and their children to develop sustainable-agriculture skills in the...

Candidate Q&A

With less than a week left until an election that will decide the next leader of the country, voters will also head to the...

Kensington Avenue is getting a police substation, which the PPD hopes can benefit surrounding neighborhoods as well

The Philadelphia Police Department’s 24th district, which includes Kensington, Port Richmond, Harrowgate and Juniata, currently leads the city with 46 homicides so far this...

Senior news

REUNIONS Thomas Junior High reunion set for October 2021 An all-class reunion for the former George C. Thomas Junior High School will take place on Oct....

Historians, community advocates fret over the future of former Penn Home building in Fishtown

When the Star asked historian Oscar Beisert if he thought the now former Penn Home building - Fishtown’s oldest structure dating more than 250...

To an ordinary person, it would have been the ultimate act of bravery. But Sean Dugan isn’t your ordinary person, and he was just doing...

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City implementing more Covid restrictions.

The city on Monday afternoon announced “safer at home” COVID-19 restrictions. In light of the continued rise in cases in Philadelphia, officials announced changes to...

Flipping forward

When Lemiya Shaat, 18, learned that her mentor, Tony Simeti, would be closing the doors to his gymnastics studio for good, she saw a...

Penn Home added to city’s register of historic places

The Philadelphia Historical Commission added Penn Home to its register of historic places in the city Friday morning, virtually preventing the recently closed retirement...

5-Star Service

Organized by Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and supported by Bridesburg and Port Richmond residents, first responders and the National Guard who patrolled...

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