Port Richmond

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Locals Young and Old Gather at Donna’s Bar

Port Richmond: Locals Young and Old Gather at Donna’s Bar

Joan Aichrath gets to work at 6 a.m. six days a week to open Donna’s Bar on 2732 East Allegheny Ave., a pub that has served as a neighborhood drinking well for 25 years. Aichrath, a life-long resident of Port Richmond and granddaughter of Polish immigrants, has served as bartender at Donna’s for 15 years. […]

 

Port Richmond: A Community Passionate About Theater

Port Richmond: A Community Passionate About Theater

In 1984, a community theater was born in Port Richmond at the Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary parish.  Seven years later this company moved further down Allegheny Avenue towards the Delaware River to the Lithuanian Music Hall, 2715 E. Allegheny Avenue.  The Theatre Company of Port Richmond has been performing for audiences twice a year since […]

 By Dan Koob and Joshua McAdams

Port Richmond: Burgis Claims Third State Boxing Title

Port Richmond: Burgis Claims Third State Boxing Title

Anthony Burgis of the Front Street Gym in Port Richmond will be moving on to the National Golden Gloves tournament for the third consecutive year, after stopping Rosilindo Morales in their 132 pound bout this past weekend at the Pennsylvania Eastern Regional Golden Gloves Championships. Burgis moved into the 132 pound class this year after […]

 By Dan Koob

Port Richmond: Front Street Gym Produces Winners

Port Richmond: Front Street Gym Produces Winners

  At some point in his life, Frank Kubach decided he needed to do something in order to help children in Philadelphia. Now 68 years old, the owner of the Front Street Gym has spent a majority of his life putting underprivileged and misunderstood kids into the boxing ring. With the help of trainer Orlando […]

 By Josh McAdams and Dan Koob

Port Richmond: Quaker City Auctioneers

Port Richmond: Quaker City Auctioneers

Since 1932, Quaker City Auctioneers has been buying, selling, auctioning, appraising and liquidating a variety of machinery and equipment. Brandt Wolf has been the director of operations at Quaker City Auctioneers at 2860 Memphis St. for 11 years. Brandt said the longevity and experience of the company has garnered a reputation nationwide for its quality […]

 By Josh McAdams and Dan Koob

Port Richmond: Mickey’s Unique Antiques

Port Richmond: Mickey’s Unique Antiques

On the corner of East Westmoreland and Belgrade streets, Mickey White peddled an assortment of wares in a large brick warehouse previously known as Atlas Casket.  A furniture sign and an old dentist’s chair sit outside to catch passersby eyes. Inside, old pinball machines, horse drawn wagons, sofas, bureau cabinets and more were scattered about. […]

 By Dan Koob and Josh McAdams

Port Richmond: Three Years Later, Our Lady of Port Richmond Survives

Port Richmond: Three Years Later, Our Lady of Port Richmond Survives

Principal Sister Mary Ripp patrolled the hallways of Our Lady of Port Richmond on her way to  supervise the lunch room. The hallways were alive with second-, fourth- and sixth-graders making their way to the school basement for their lunch period. Addressing every one she passed by name, the principal of one of the three […]

 By Dan Koob and Josh McAdams

Port Richmond: Club Sports Remain a Main Fixture

Port Richmond: Club Sports Remain a Main Fixture

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Leprechauns Sports Association, which has provided a variety of sports for local youths in Port Richmond to participate in. Nearly 300 athletes between the ages of 7-18 participate in football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, basketball and T-ball. Leprechauns’ board member Kathy Kehoe insists keeping the kids off the street […]

 By Daniel Koob and Joshua McAdams

Port Richmond: Taste of the Neighborhood

Port Richmond: Taste of the Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Port Richmond, Aramingo’s Best Pizza has been serving up its signature “Sauce on Top” pie for almost 20 years. Created unlike other pies throughout Philadelphia, Aramingo’s Best starts out with a thick layer of cheese before spiraling on a tangy tomato sauce on a thin crust. The result is a […]

 By Chesney Davis and Ashley Huber

Port Richmond: Town Watch Remains Steady in Mission to Protect Neighborhood

Port Richmond: Town Watch Remains Steady in Mission to Protect Neighborhood

In lieu of an unanticipated increase in crime in the neighborhood, residents are now turning to Port Richmond’s Town Watch (PTRW)  group for support, explanations and, above all, solutions. However, PTRW members say that some of the residents do not realize that Port Richmond’s Town Watch does not take the place of the police force. […]