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Young girls aged 10 to 17 from the Police Athletic League’s Positive Images program were on hand at Rizzo PAL Center last Monday night for a special presentation from both the Philadelphia Police Department’s acting commissioner, Christine Coulter, and...

Inking of others

Rob Dunphy, along with the Philly Phanatic tattoo adorning his navel, is quickly becoming a local celebrity. And while he’s not shy in front of the cameras, he’s using his time in the spotlight to shed light on Storm the...

Loss of a legend

  Port Richmond and the surrounding Philadelphia area lost one of its great advocates for finding a cure for breast cancer last week. Mary Louise Leuters, 84, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, from pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Gerald,...
Over the past five years, drug addiction has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 Philadelphians. Since that time, many selfless people in the community have created ways to help those in the thralls of addiction, whether it be...
By Melissa Komar Star Editor If you thought your mind was playing tricks when 3D floral figures sprung up last year in Fishtown at the onset of autumn, they were no optical illusions. And, they’ll bloom once again in a few weeks. Kensington-based...
When Joe Livewell was growing up in Fishtown, getting to Port Richmond was easy.  “You’d come from Girard to Richmond Street and it would be a straight shot on the trolley,” he said. “It's not that easy to get to...
In a world where the American economy seems to be increasingly ruled by big corporate financial institutions, many small community banks have found themselves either struggling financially or out of business. Luckily for the good citizens of Port Richmond,...
The current home of Port Richmond Books, located at 3037 Richmond St., is in danger of being demolished, according to both the building’s owner, Greg Gillespie, and city records. Gillespie, who’s owned the business since 2004, is in talks...
  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...
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