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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...

Miss Saigon taking off at the Walnut

Dan Schultz, technical director at the Walnut Street Theater, works on he set for “Miss Saigon”, Friday, May 6, 2011.For its final production of the...

Reward, second suspect announced in Trax murder

Quasheam Richburg, who was twice arrested for violent criminal behavior and illegal possession of a weapon — and twice let free when witnesses failed to appear...

Study says cash flows from water

Bridesburg Outboard Club Commodore Patrick McGrath welcomes everyone to last week’s press conference. McGrath spoke of seeing the waterfronts transformation over his years as...

Fairmount actress takes on challenging role

(From left) Wendy Staton and Cathy Simpson take on the only two roles in the New City Stage’s ‘Night, Mother production at the Adrienne...

Protecting the neighborhood

Tom Updegrove, senior consultant for InterNetwork Service, explains how the security system works.Northern Liberties residents might soon be under the watchful eye of a new...

Fare brings fresh, organic food to the table

Fare General Manager Robert Amar. The Fairmount Avenue restaurant opened it’s doors back a few weeks ago with the mission to offer only organic foods.Philadelphia...

25 Years and Counting for the NKCDC

For more than 25 years, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation has striven to make the neighborhood a better place.The Star was able to gather...

Plan aims to avoid Fishtown parking wars

The Fishtown Neighbors Association hosted an open meeting last Tuesday to address a growing concern — parking, particularly along Frankford and Girard avenues.A group of approximately 30–40...

Fishtown nanobrewer finds a new spot

Call it the little brewery that could.Tim Patton, the Fishtown resident behind the proposed Saint Benjamin Brewing Co., says he found a new site for...

At Fairmount Park’s Sedgley Woods, disc golf rules

On the fringe of Fairmount Park, almost every day, you’ll find a growing throng of “golfers” on what is said to be the nation’s...

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