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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Philly resident Cassie Jones worked as a part-time manager at Painting With a Twist in Center City, a popular destination for parties and girls nights out where patrons can learn to paint while...
If anything has been learned about River Wards residents and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that while PPE may be in short supply, their generosity is not. From a stay-at-home mom sewing face masks to restaurants donating meals to...

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 were free thanks to a donation from Northeast Philly nonprofit Caring for Friends, 12271 Townsend...
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 in Port Richmond, found a way to help many who have been forgotten. Specifically, pets....

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 now, the River Wards resident behind Jawnaments is shifting her focus to a different type...

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, from domestic violence counseling to a food pantry for those in need, so it’s still...
By Jim Kenney Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after we closed some streets to cars....
With the mandates for restaurants in the city changing overnight a couple of weeks ago, many owners were left scrambling to find new ways to serve their customers and keep their businesses viable. Chad Todd, sole proprietor of Sulimay’s Restaurant...
It’s not exactly how they drew it up, but Ten Years, the latest exhibition from the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, is on display - virtually. Two days after debuting at PPAC’s Olde Kensington location on March 12, non-essential businesses...
By Logan Krum Even while the city and world focused on the coronavirus pandemic, Philadelphia police and residents took time to honor the fallen Sgt. James O’Connor IV on Friday, March 20. Police hosted a near-hourlong vehicle procession along Knights Road...
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