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Could 76 Place be a $1 billion mistake?

A new downtown sports arena that would house the Philadelphia 76ers as its primary tenant is being touted as an exciting addition to the...

Support police survivors luncheon

FOP Lodge 5 will host a luncheon for all families of Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, May 1. To...

More upgrades in store for Shissler Rec

6.2.2011 Philadelphia, PA USAMural Arts Senior Project Manager Shari Hersh (far right) conducts a meeting at Shissler Recreation Center in Kensington to help design...

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...

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