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Helping at-risk kids take the right path

  The sport of boxing will always be in Maleek Jackson’s corner. “Boxing was always a thing that I held close to me and I didn’t...

Going the extra 240 miles

You can’t run 240 miles without taking the first step. That’s one Jim Logan needed to take to get to where he is today. Logan is...

Finding new ways to practice religion

A new community at Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation in Port Richmond is looking to reimagine how young people can engage in Christianity. Called...

Helping kids think clearly and write with clarity

Ensuring students have all of the support that they need is at the heart of the Mighty Writers’ mission. Founded by Tim Whitaker in 2009,...

Connecting with fans on and off the field

KelseyRae Semon knew she wanted to be a cheerleader since she saw her older sister cheer at Frankford Boys Club for their football team....

Pedal Power

Last Wednesday morning, Christian Guinan parked along Kensington Avenue in a black Toyota Tundra with nine bicycles loaded into the bed. The bikes, which...

Derek Ayres’ art is rocking its way into the Philadelphia Fringe Festival

In what seems to be the latest edition of how artists were inspired by pandemic, South Philly sculpture artist Derek Ayres is slated to...

These two Bridesburg teens have won a prestigious city youth worker award

Two Bridesburg teenagers, Peter Frankunas and Emily Peck, earlier this month were crowned two of the city Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2021 Outstanding...

NoLibs’ 2nd Street corridor is slated for a redesign

As the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District enters its third full year of operation, it expects its population to nearly double in two short...

Meet Pat Clare, the Cione lifeguard who saved a life

“Walk!” Pat Clare yells to a Fishtown youngster running along the edge of the Cione Rec Center pool before taking time out of her...

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...

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