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The Swimmo reopens in Fishtown

The first official day of summer in Fishtown saw the reopening of the Francis Lederer Pool, better known as the “Swimmo,” following a $4...

Kensington-based GALAEI recipient of Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge

GALAEI, an organization based in Kensington, was recently announced as one of the 30 winners of the Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge by...

New group takes shape in Port Richmond

It might not have had the fiery vitriol of the first informal gathering, but last week’s first official meeting of tentatively named Port Richmond...

Robber hits Girard Avenue bank

Police are on the lookout for a man who walked into a Girard Avenue bank Wednesday and handed a teller a threatening note.According to...

Fishtown woman charged in Mummers prostitution raid

A Fishtown woman was among a dozen people charged in a prostitution raid at a South Philly Mummers’ clubhouse last night.Michelle Lauber, 32, of the...

From fires to floods, Bridesburg vet answers the call

Joe Luczkowski gets a phone call at 3 a.m.A family in Philly just experienced the lowest point in their lives. The home they lived in...

SugarHouse looking for a bigger pot in year two

On the last weekend of September, SugarHouse Casino, the city’s first — and, so far, only — gambling house, celebrated its first year in business.The casino also announced...

Actor gets short notice for Walking Fish short play fest

For most of humanity, it’s a safe bet that getting up on stage and acting before a room full of people ranks right up...

Police seek man in spring assault on Delaware Ave.

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help in a four-month-old car jacking that took place in Northern Liberties.Police today released images and video of...

Northern Liberties talent behind new TV show

Northern Liberties’ own Larry Freedman — chair of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association’s Zoning Committee — has begun a new melodic venture.It’s a television show called Danny’s Guitar Shop,...

Taylor announces Senior Expo bus schedule

State Rep. John J. Taylor’s Senior Expo 2011 will be held Fri., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cohocksink Recreation Center,...

After test in Port Richmond, L&I looks to expand blight program

In a move to help Port Richmond shake off years of concerns over absentee owners, Maura Kennedy, director of strategic initiatives for the city’s...

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