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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,...

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...

Penn Home added to city’s register of historic places

The Philadelphia Historical Commission added Penn Home to its register of historic places in the city Friday morning, virtually preventing the recently closed retirement...

Chalkin’ up some fun

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us about Philly and the River Wards neighborhoods, it’s that the communities are creative and still...

Saintly celebration

Shortly after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 25, parishioners gathered in front of St. Adalbert Church for a special occasion: a statue...

Honoring police hero Jimmy O’Connor

Several hundred people braved heavy rains Friday morning to pay tribute to fallen police Cpl. Jimmy O’Connor. A plaque was dedicated in O’Connor’s memory outside...

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...

Exploring AI

If catching up on reading during these unprecedented times has been on your checklist, look no further than the River Ward’s own backyard. Bridesburg resident...

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...

Artist Lauren Rinaldi gets “outwardly political” in her latest exhibition, Representative

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, studies showed that banks led by a higher proportion of women fared better during the great...

Paul Moore Band on Road to Anglesea

Irish Weekend has been a staple of the fall in North Wildwood since 1992. And Paul Moore has missed just two of them. He wasn’t around...

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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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