Memorial Day

Mural dedicated at The Fire

Mural Arts Philadelphia, in partnership with The Fire and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, last week dedicated a new mural entitled Legendary Performances by...

Photo op: Helping bag hunger in the River Wards

ShopRite’s “Partners In Caring Day” brought in State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist., pictured) as an “honorary bagger” that afternoon at the store, at...

Cops of the 24th honored with Awards of Valor

Three officers from the 24th District, which includes parts of Port Richmond and Kensington, were honored at the National Liberty Museum in Old City...

East Kensington Neighbors Association looks forward

During the East Kensington Neighbors Association’s membership meeting last week at the Philadelphia Brewing Company at 2439 Amber St., 40 residents discussed how to...

SugarHouse offers reward after string of robberies

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading police to the men who have followed casino patrons home and robbed them.In announcing the reward...

River Ward events for the week of September 19

PRWCAN to meetThe next meeting of the Port Richmond West Community Action network will be Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Street...

Steering clear of the scam slam

“Who does he think he’s kidding?” a Northeast Philadelphia woman said she thought as a man on the other end of the phone told...

Candidate Freed visits River Wards

David Freed (left), the district attorney in Cumberland County who is running for attorney general, Bob Branstetter (center), and Marc Collazzo (right) sit down...

Author remembers Depression-era Fishtown

Some 80 years ago, close to midnight on sleepy Sunday evenings, the elevated train returning to Philadelphia from Atlantic City would pull up and...

Victory blooms in the River Wards

Eight River Wards-based gardens took honors in this year’s Philadelphia Horticultural Society Citywide Garden Contest.About 250 Philadelphia gardens were entered into the contest, which began...

In brief: back-and-forth over Finnigan’s balconies

Last Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed a controversial plan to build balconies above Spring Garden Street at the Finnigan’s Wake bar and restaurant in...

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