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  If you’re going to run an organization as illustrious and long-lasting as Lutheran Settlement House, change is inevitable. Just last month, the River Wards-based nonprofit hired its latest executive director, a man named David Chiles, who has more than...
Susan Ongirski is 59 years old. Ever since she was 25 she’s been disabled, but that hasn’t slowed her down. In fact, Ongirski, born and raised in Port Richmond, just won first place in the 2019 Bayada Regatta, the...
For many kids in the River Wards, the Police Athletic League Junior Golf Program is the highlight of their summer.  “For the past almost 30 years, we've been running this week of golf camp, but over the past 17, 20...
It’s the year 2019, and the music industry ain’t what it used to be. CDs are long gone, vinyl has a niche fanbase, but for the most part is long gone, and Spotify rules all. But it’s not just...
When you ask Jackie Sweeney her favorite part about being a nurse, she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Helping people,” she’ll tell you, just like she told the Star over the phone in last week’s interview. “If I had a family...

Down the Drain

When Jeff Zeigler moved into his new space in Port Richmond at the beginning of March, the last thing he expected he’d have to deal with was a 2-foot geyser in his new building.  “My old studio was in Chinatown...
Philly-based Riot Nerd Productions held a dance party at Johnny Brenda’s Friday night in an effort to raise money for the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia, an organization that, according to its website, is the region’s...
According to the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Service Project is just one of the requirements necessary to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank BSA awards. For many Eagle Scouts, earning the...
After years’ worth of records filled with observational songwriting in the third person, the time has come for the real Steve Gunn to appear in front of you. The Brooklyn-via-Delco acoustic guitarslinger is back with his 15th studio album,...
With only one practice open to the public, it will be tough this summer for Eagles Nation to monitor how key players are doing after the Eagles open training camp at the NovaCare Complex when rookies and selected free...
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