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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...

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...

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...

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