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Playing soccer for Pat Cain wasn’t for the faint of heart.  “He was a yeller,” said Mike Gallagher, athletic director at J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls School, “He was loud is the best way to put it.” During his soccer coaching career...
The City of Philadelphia released its most recent update on the Philadelphia Resilience Project last Wednesday, and it highlighted achievements made in areas such as increasing treatment options, reducing overdoses and reducing criminal activity since it was signed into...
Last month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia revealed that four parishes located in the Port Richmond region - Saint Adalbert Parish, Saint George Parish, Mother of Divine Grace Parish and Nativity B.V.M. Parish - will merge together. The merger will...
Every school day, schoolchildren across the country will fake illness or injury in a typically unsuccessful attempt to get out of the day’s learning activities at school. It’s up to parents to snuff out these deceptive practices, and usually...
Sarah Touma, principal at John Moffet School, calls it “The Moffet Movement.” “We consider the moffet movement to be the act of taking our school to the next level, moving it from good to great, and doing it with...
Haley Morris, who was a successful athlete in both soccer and softball during her time at St. Laurentius School, was about as healthy as any 20-year-old could be. Or so it seemed. “She went to the gym, like, six times...
About two years after Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed into law the legalization of medical marijuana, the very first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Philadelphia on May 30, 2018. The dispensary is called ReStore, and it remains open today...
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday that Archbishop Charles Chaput has issued a canonical decree designating the upper church of Saint Anne Parish in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia as an Archdiocesan Shrine. The designation comes 121 years...
Renderings of a new potential large-scale project at 2001 Beach St. in Olde Richmond were unveiled to community residents Thursday night at an informational meeting hosted by the Olde Richmond Civic Association. The project includes a mix of apartments,...
  Every year, the annual Memorial Day parade in Bridesburg features classic cars, Mummers, dancers and fire trucks. This year's parade was no exception. Recap the memories in the Star's photo slideshow above. All photos by Tom Beck.
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