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School district develops a plan for Frankford HS

The School District of Philadelphia has embarked on a $19.9 million investment to reopen Frankford High School. The reopening plan will address damaged asbestos and...

Celebrating 250 years of independence

City and state leaders and others recently kicked off the nation’s 250th anniversary of independence by announcing the first wave of a multi-year schedule...

Feed the need

Last Thursday, more than 200 hams were handed out to residents in front of Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation in Port Richmond. The hams...

Here’s how one Port Richmond deli helped animals during the pandemic

While much of America is finding ways to help people who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Joanie Thompson, an employee at Hecker’s Deli...

Staying safe

  Usually, Susan Murphy is making hundreds of Fishtown- and Philly-centric tree ornaments, from Philadelphia Parking Authority violations to Fishtown’s self-proclaimed neighborhood beverage, Arctic Splash. But...

Chipping in

The chips may be down, but the community served by Lutheran Settlement House is certainly not being left out. The Fishtown-based nonprofit provides “life-sustaining” services,...

Serving up altruism

With the mandates for restaurants in the city changing overnight a couple of weeks ago, many owners were left scrambling to find new ways...

PPAC’s latest photo exhibition moves online

It’s not exactly how they drew it up, but Ten Years, the latest exhibition from the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, is on display -...

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...

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