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Water Ice with a Cop

  Residents in Port Richmond had a sweet treat with some special people last Thursday. Powers Park Conservancy once again hosted Water Ice with a Cop...

Fishtown is inching closer toward metered parking along its major corridors

As a lifelong resident of Fishtown, Rose Ellis has seen the parking situation in her neighborhood go from good to bad. “Here’s an example,” said...

Food for the soul

Next month will mark 12 months since COVID-19 was declared a national pandemic, which also signifies a more positive anniversary: one whole year since...

Kensington’s Salem Snow to challenge Boyle for U.S. House seat

Kensington resident Salem Snow, who bills himself as “a grassroots left-wing alternative to establishment politicians,” has announced a run for Congress. Snow will challenge...

Unpacking riverfront fun

With COVID-19 restrictions stopping residents from enjoying the usual day-to-day activities, businesses and organizations came up with creative solutions the last few months, and...

From Marge to Mrs. Claus

  More children and adults alike in Fishtown may know neighborhood native Margaret “Marge” Wible simply as Mrs. Claus. The 400 block of Miller Street resident...

A very, merry countdown

While there’s no shortage of advent countdown calendars in stores,Stacy Schwab decided she wanted to go big and bring something hands-on for kids in...

Cheer mail

Jessica Alvarez Kolakowski has lived in Bridesburg her entire life and loves everything about the neighborhood. “I’ve lived in Bridesburg my entire life and I...

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 Church in Kensington, has become...

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...

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