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Kenney signs order banning firearms at recreation spaces and facilities

Mayor Jim Kenney recently signed an executive order banning guns and other deadly weapons from recreation facilities throughout the city, including rec center buildings,...

Kalaya Thai Kitchen coming soon to Fishtown

Following the closure of the original Kalaya Thai Kitchen in Bella Vista, chef and owner Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon will be moving toward opening its...

Adult education takes a big hit in river wards

Thanks to drastic cuts in this year’s state budget, education initiatives across Pennsylvania are seeing spending for programs and services drop more than $1 billion.In...

Man still critical after shooting outside Port Richmond strip club

A 21-year-old man is in critical condition following a shooting that happened on Richmond Street in Port Richmond during the Fourth of July weekend.According to...

Brewerytown park gets new spark

Veterans Memorial Park at 31st and Girard, Monday, July 4, 2011.It might have taken some time, but thanks to help from residents, the Fairmount Community...

Henon looks toward November

Bobby HenonAfter more than 30 years in office, City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (D-6th dist.) will retire next year.For good this time.She retired for a day in...

With City Council OK, Richmond Street venue moves forward

Developer David Grasso has traveled a long road in his attempt to bring what he calls a “world-class music venue” to the Delaware River...

A sign of troubled times

“No Heroin Parking.”It’s the kind of thing you think you wouldn’t have to tell people, especially along a tidy block of residential homes in...

Residents voice concern over 7-Eleven proposal

For several years, the former KFC-Long John Silver’s building at 23 W. Girard Ave. has sat abandoned and unused.That might change. A group of prospective...

New mural shines on West Girard Avenue

Jane Golden, executive director City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program makes a remark at at a ribbon cutting event for new mural on the...

City services put some muscle into volunteer efforts

In South Kensington, a neighborhood that stretches from Front to Sixth streets and Girard Avenue to Berks Street, vacant lots are a significant concern.That’s...

Fishtowner aiming for pizza memorabilia world record

Brian Dwyer digs through boxes of pizza memorabilia in his house. The items will be on display at his soon-to-be-opened Pizza Brain, a joint...

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