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Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Longtime community members fight for their neighborhood one block at a time in Harrowgate. Repelling drug dealers, moving addicts along and fighting opportunistic slumlords starts less with city-wide policy and more with in-person communication and leading by example. Local civic association leaders like Shannon Farrell and Jim Ridgway do it neighborhood-wide. But it’s the block captains […]

 

Port Richmond: Wooden Block Party, Richmond Branch Library Activities, Farm To Families Pick-Up And Other Events This Week

Port Richmond: Wooden Block Party, Richmond Branch Library Activities, Farm To Families Pick-Up And Other Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. NKCDC Office Hours: Wednesday, July 12th, 4-7 p.m. – Firm Hope Baptist Church (2313 E. Auburn St.) Wooden Block Party: Wednesday, July 12th, 6 p.m. – Richmond Branch Library (2987 Almond St.) Summer […]

 

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Marijuana Dispensaries, Street Racing And Theft In The Neighborhood

Port Richmond: This Week In The News – Marijuana Dispensaries, Street Racing And Theft In The Neighborhood

In case you missed in, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Port Richmond: State awards one marijuana dispensary in Fishtown, two in Northeast – Pennsylvania Department of Health awarded 27 medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, but just three in Philadelphia. Restore Integrative Wellness Center LLC will be […]

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Port Richmond: Five Bars Worth Rolling Into After Work

Port Richmond: Five Bars Worth Rolling Into After Work

Port Richmond is working class stronghold nestled between Aramingo Avenue and the Delaware River. The area is filled with blue collar Philadelphians and in the tradition of working hard and then relaxing with a cold one, the watering holes are top notch. Here are some places locals grab a drink once quitting time rolls around. The […]

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Education: A Comprehensive Look At Charters And What They Mean For Philadelphia’s Education

Education: A Comprehensive Look At Charters And What They Mean For Philadelphia’s Education

It is 4:20 p.m. and the security line at the school district’s Education Center was beginning to grumble with agitation. A mother clutched a poster-board using it as a fan as she stood in line in the heavy humid air. The small crowd took steps forward almost in unison, rushing to the auditorium hoping to […]

 

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Native Creates A Community of Fitness

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Native Creates A Community of Fitness

The sound of barbells and plates hitting the ground fills a former auto parts warehouse on Salmon Street in Port Richmond. Inside, Bill Shiffler, his fellow coaches and the members of CrossFit Renaissance gym begin their early morning class. Shiffler, who arrived in the facility just minutes before, caught up with some of the members as […]

 

Port Richmond: New Waves of Culture in the River Wards

Port Richmond: New Waves of Culture in the River Wards

As William Thomas, better known to the public as Classic Reinvention, explored his options for a gallery space to display his colleagues artwork, his goal was to find a space that would lend itself to an “in the know” kind of vibe, while also being easily accessible. “It lets me control the flow of my […]

 

Port Richmond: Taylor, Hohenstein Battle for 177th District

Port Richmond: Taylor, Hohenstein Battle for 177th District

Philadelphia and the Democratic Party have been closely aligned for several decades. The last Republican to be mayor of Philadelphia was Bernard Samuel, whose tenure at City Hall was completed in 1952. Since then, the citizens of Philadelphia have largely been represented by Democrats in city government, Harrisburg and Washington D.C. There has been one […]

 

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Theater Company Presents “Man of la Mancha.”

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Theater Company Presents “Man of la Mancha.”

The Theatre Company of Port Richmond has been preparing for their spring musical “Man of La Mancha.” The company has made plenty of progress over the years. They began 32 years ago, performing at Nativity Parish. They moved productions to the nearby Lithuanian Music Hall in 1991. Jim McDermott, the director of this year’s production, added a special […]

 

Port Richmond: Senior Citizens Showcase Their Inner Artists And More

Port Richmond: Senior Citizens Showcase Their Inner Artists And More

Friday afternoons at St. Anne’s Senior Community Center are never a bore. The weekly Clay Creations class, taught by Anne Koszalka, highlights many seniors’ weeks and gives them something to look forward to on Fridays. “About eight years ago, a fellow ceramic artist, who has been teaching at senior centers for years, needed a few […]