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City unveils new mural to celebrate Resilience Project

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Philadelphia Resilience Project, the city’s Mural Arts Program painted a new mural under the bridge that...

City proclaims Oct. 19 ‘Philly Grocery Co-op Day’

On Friday morning, Mayor Jim Kenney hosted a celebration for the inaugural Philly Grocery Co-op Day at City Hall, which will be Oct. 19...

City officials hold community meeting regarding status of three River Wards...

City officials announced that there is not yet a timetable for when residents can expect the three partially closed recreation centers in the River...

Loss of a legend

  Port Richmond and the surrounding Philadelphia area lost one of its great advocates for finding a cure for breast cancer last week. Mary Louise Leuters,...

Federal judge sets legal precedent in favor of safe injection sites

In a big win for the pro-safe injection sites community in Philadelphia, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...

The Pink Elephant 5K is coming back for a fourth year

Over the past five years, drug addiction has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 Philadelphians. Since that time, many selfless people in the...

A flair for flowers and foliage

By Melissa Komar Star Editor If you thought your mind was playing tricks when 3D floral figures sprung up last year in Fishtown at the onset...

Can Richmond Street’s overhaul reinvigorate the formerly thriving business corridor?

When Joe Livewell was growing up in Fishtown, getting to Port Richmond was easy.  “You’d come from Girard to Richmond Street and it would be...

Port Richmond Celebrates 100 Years of Port Richmond Savings Bank

In a world where the American economy seems to be increasingly ruled by big corporate financial institutions, many small community banks have found themselves...

Community staple, Port Richmond Books, is under threat of demolition

The current home of Port Richmond Books, located at 3037 Richmond St., is in danger of being demolished, according to both the building’s owner,...
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