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Port Richmond Pierogi Festival returning after three-year hiatus

The Port Richmond Pierogi Festival will be taking place for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gaul & Co. Malt...

Latest proposals for Tip Top Playground discussed at recent meeting

The Friends of Tip Top Playground, a group aiming to improve the Northern Liberties playground, held a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 8.  Moderated by...

Joe’s Steaks keeping Fishtown location, plans to close Wissinoming shop

Over 70 years after its opening, Joe Groh, the owner of Joe’s Steaks & Soda Shop, recently announced on Facebook that the business’s original...

Elwood officially opens patio area

Six years after originally submitting a zoning permit that included an outdoor dining area at his Fishtown-based establishment, Elwood chef and owner Adam Diltz...

Memphis Street Academy to fight to stay open

Despite a vote to force its closure in the summer of 2023, officials from Port Richmond’s Memphis Street Academy at J.P. Jones say they...

Board elections, community discussions highlight ORCA’s latest general meeting

A fresh round of board elections was featured on the agenda at the Olde Richmond Civic Association’s monthly general meeting on Tuesday, June 28. The...

Wag Watch opens its doors in Northern Liberties

Wag Watch, a brand-new dog daycare and boutique founded by Jason Jennings and Brian Kelly, recently opened the doors to its first location at...

The Swimmo reopens in Fishtown

The first official day of summer in Fishtown saw the reopening of the Francis Lederer Pool, better known as the “Swimmo,” following a $4...

Kensington-based GALAEI recipient of Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge

GALAEI, an organization based in Kensington, was recently announced as one of the 30 winners of the Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge by...

Latest I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange plans discussed at FNA’s monthly general meeting

Updates on the latest plans for the I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange were the main topics of discussion at the Fishtown Neighbors Association’s monthly general...

I Knead Coffee to open first brick and mortar in Bridesburg

A little over two years after starting what eventually became known as I Knead Coffee, owner Carley Schwab, in partnership with Cailey Plath of...

Letter from the Editor: A Star sendoff

In a career that has required me to be succinct with words – all right, I like to paint a picture sometimes – I...

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