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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...

The Moffet Movement builds a library

Sarah Touma, principal at John Moffet School, calls it “The Moffet Movement.” “We consider the moffet movement to be the act of taking our...

HHT: The story of a fatal blood disease that impacted a Fishtown family

Haley Morris, who was a successful athlete in both soccer and softball during her time at St. Laurentius School, was about as healthy as...

In the weeds with Rob Stanley, GM of Philly’s first medical marijuana dispensary, ReStore

About two years after Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed into law the legalization of medical marijuana, the very first medical marijuana dispensary opened in...

Archbishop Chaput designates upper church of Saint Anne’s an Archdiocesan Shrine

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday that Archbishop Charles Chaput has issued a canonical decree designating the upper church of Saint Anne Parish in...

Details on huge new riverfront property in Port Richmond emerge.

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...

Scenes from the 2019 Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

  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...

Three cheers for Trish

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...

Pierogi Fest sells outs in Port Richmond, looks to expand next year.

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...

Here’s how to improve pedestrian safety along Kensington’s Frankford Avenue business corridor, according to 5th Square

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...

At last, the Bridesburg Recreation Center gets its new pool

For the first time since the 1950s, the Bridesburg Recreation Center finally has a brand new pool. After spending all of last year under...

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