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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.
Patricia “Trish” Fries has Cougars blood running through her veins. Her father, Tom Lynch, 77, is one of the original members of the Bridesburg Father’s Club, which was the precursor for today’s Bridesburg Cougars Athletic Club, a nonprofit offering sports...
It’s been nearly two weeks since Campbell Square and the surrounding community has digested Pierogi Fest, and all the feedback that followed it. While overall the event can be chalked up as a success — more than 10,000 people attended...
For any Kensington or Fishtown resident, Frankford Avenue is an oft-traveled, main corridor throughout the neighborhood. It’s where people from all over the River Wards make their home or run their business, and as a result, the street is...
For the first time since the 1950s, the Bridesburg Recreation Center finally has a brand new pool. After spending all of last year under construction, the new pool at Bridesburg Rec will be dedicated by the city on its...
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