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In its eighth year, this Thanksgiving brunch event looks different but still serves those in need

Brent Cronin’s Thanksgiving brunch first became a holiday tradition eight years ago. The feast, typically held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Kensington,...

Former Philadelphia Coke Site set to be rezoned for warehousing operation

The office of City Councilperson Bobby Henon has announced plans to rezone the site of the former Philadelphia Coke Company plant via ordinance to...

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...

Fishtown neighbors come together to show support for family who lost son to suicide

Standing in front of a small crowd of his fellow Fishtown residents at the corner of Albert and Tulip streets Wednesday evening, Tony Cassetta...

Pulling for Petey

Petey didn’t have much going for him when his owner, St. John Cantius pastor the Rev. Joseph J. Zingaro, passed away in May from...

Hohenstein, Isaacson cosponsor bill to give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants

There used to be a time when an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number was all Pennsylvania residents needed to obtain a state driver’s license. But...

Hohenstein, PPD work to fight illegal drag racing near Bridesburg

Yvonne Stephens can’t get any sleep. She’s not the only one. “The music is so loud you can hear it in Bridesburg,” Stephens, who resides...

Bird’s-eye view

If you’re looking to do Eagle chants and hear hosts scream that the offensive line sucks or Doug Pederson is a bum, this might...

Penn Home is where the heart is

It was about 10 years ago when Teri Ramsay’s family faced the reality of one of the hardest decisions they ever had to make....

Furever fated

When the Rev. Joseph Zingaro, 67, passed away in May, St. John Cantius parish in Bridesburg lost a pastor and a pillar of their...

City residents and lawmakers unite to take on illegal fireworks

After weeks of suffering from lack of sleep, scared pets and PTSD triggers, a group of Philadelphia residents has banded together to put an...

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In its eighth year, this Thanksgiving brunch event looks different but still serves those in need

Brent Cronin’s Thanksgiving brunch first became a holiday tradition eight years ago. The feast, typically held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Kensington,...

Former Philadelphia Coke Site set to be rezoned for warehousing operation

The office of City Councilperson Bobby Henon has announced plans to rezone the site of the former Philadelphia Coke Company plant via ordinance to...

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...

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