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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...

River Wards arts institutions among grant recipients

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, an organization that provides operating support to Philadelphia-based arts and cultural organizations, has announced that a number of River Wards-based...

Staying at home and heroes in the River Wards

The country, the city of Philadelphia and our River Wards communities are all experiencing a moment unlike any in recent memory. Amid the ever-evolving COVID-19...

Combating COVID-19 cabin fever

It’s been a little over a week and a half since social distancing recommendations were rolled out and a few days since the City...

Silver lining

After seeing reports of shortages in supplies for medical field workers fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Rebecca Harter, 39, decided...

Fishtown-area businesses grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic rears its ugly head, government-mandated social distancing practices have ended plans for not only sporting events and concerts, but weddings,...

Wacker has kids off on right foot

Steve Wacker isn’t your typical stay-at-home dad. In fact, he’s usually busy as an assistant soccer coach at St. Joseph’s University. But last week, after the...

Updated list and schedule of meal sites open for youth

In light of citywide schools closures until March 27, the city, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and several charter schools have created...

The safe injection site fight is shaping up to be a battle between residents and health experts

In last Monday’s City Council hearing in front of the Public Health and Human Services Committee, testimonies from roughly 30 individuals in the debate...

City announces restrictions on business activity, halt to some government operations

Philadelphians looking for the latest local information on the coronavirus can visit phila.gov/COVID-19. Residents with questions can call a 24-hour helpline at 800-722-7112. The helpline...

Police officer killed serving arrest warrant in Frankford

By Jack Tomczuk and Melissa Komar By Jack Tomczuk and Melissa Komar Funeral services are set for Thursday and Friday for a Philadelphia police officer killed...

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