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A conversation with Lutheran Settlement House’s new executive director, David Chiles

  If you’re going to run an organization as illustrious and long-lasting as Lutheran Settlement House, change is inevitable. Just last month, the River Wards-based...

Port Richmond’s Susan Ongirski wins 2019 Bayada Regatta

Susan Ongirski is 59 years old. Ever since she was 25 she’s been disabled, but that hasn’t slowed her down. In fact, Ongirski, born...

PAL’s golf program celebrates its 29th year at Juniata Golf Club

For many kids in the River Wards, the Police Athletic League Junior Golf Program is the highlight of their summer.  “For the past almost 30...

Fishtown’s battle against Starbucks earns another big, unexpected win in the...

In a huge win for Fishtown’s anti-Starbucks cohort, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has denied Starbucks its request for a special exception under...

Bridesburg’s Bieber: A conversation with 14-year-old Dylan Hartman

It’s the year 2019, and the music industry ain’t what it used to be. CDs are long gone, vinyl has a niche fanbase, but...

At the Fillmore, Cory Booker rails against gun violence, racial issues

It was three years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia when one speech seemed to rise above the others. It was a...

From Philly to Fargo, a local wrestler becomes a national champ

For the first time in the history of the tournament, a Philadelphia resident, Angel Garcia, has won a national championship at the Cadet and...

Meet Jackie Sweeney, the most recent recipient of the DAISY award

When you ask Jackie Sweeney her favorite part about being a nurse, she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Helping people,” she’ll tell you, just like she...

Getting Cozy

City councilmembers Allan Domb and Mark Squilla gathered in Port Richmond at the end of July to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Student-Run Emergency...

Down the Drain

When Jeff Zeigler moved into his new space in Port Richmond at the beginning of March, the last thing he expected he’d have to...
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