Port Richmond

 

Port Richmond: Town Watch President Working to Clean Up

Port Richmond: Town Watch President Working to Clean Up

Maryann Trombetta’s efforts aren’t always noticed. In fact, Port Richmond’s town watch, named The Eyes and Ears of Port Richmond, often operates without the knowledge of the community it serves. Until, that is, its annual Christmas party arrives. Trombetta, president of the town watch, hosts the party along with Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic Association, […]

 

Port Richmond: As Violence Drops, Problems Linger

Port Richmond: As Violence Drops, Problems Linger

Philadelphia Police Capt. Dan O’Connor characterizes Port Richmond as a neighborhood in transition. It’s a section of Philadelphia that houses some generations-old families that have never left. Other residents have arrived from quickly gentrifying areas like Fishtown. Others are among Port Richmond’s well-documented population of Eastern European immigrants, including a thriving Polish-American population, a Lithuanian […]

 

Port Richmond: St. Anne’s Pastor Celebrates Community and History

Port Richmond: St. Anne’s Pastor Celebrates Community and History

It may surprise some to know that being a Catholic priest isn’t all about hymnal readings and Sunday services. It is in fact a full-time gig. And though spirituality is a big part of it, being a history buff and community activist makes Father Ed Brady, of St. Anne’s Parish in Port Richmond, all the more qualified […]

 

Port Richmond: For Now, Parish Futures Remain In Flux

Port Richmond: For Now, Parish Futures Remain In Flux

The Interstate-95 southbound ramp at Allegheny Avenue drops off incoming vehicles onto a busy street dominated by three longstanding Catholic Churches. Our Lady Help of Christians, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Aldabert Catholic Churches have lined the Port Richmond street since the dawn of the 20th century. The eldest of the three […]

 

Port Richmond: Resident Honors Parents Through Charity

Port Richmond: Resident Honors Parents Through Charity

Beach toys rest against Anne Paul’s couch, not far from the ice-cream kit. Gardening pots accompany boxes of grow-it-yourself fruit and vegetable seeds that range from strawberries to hot peppers. She makes sure her house is stocked with snacks, drinks, toys, – anything she know she’ll be able to use later. And don’t even get her […]

 

Port Richmond: Popular Playground set to receive $20,000 Grant

Port Richmond: Popular Playground set to receive $20,000 Grant

Frank Glavin Memorial Playground sits on a cramped block off East Westmoreland Street, nestled between Almond and Mercer streets. Dozens of Port Richmond children run about a park that looks its age – more than 40-years old – with parents and guardians looking on. The popular Port Richmond playground, along with the Pennypack Environmental Center […]

 

Port Richmond: The Ladies of Port Richmond Raise Money For Cancer Research and Education

Port Richmond: The Ladies of Port Richmond Raise Money For Cancer Research and Education

With the recent accusations of fraud made toward the Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund, Cancer Supportive Services and the Breast Cancer Society, the past week has not necessarily been a victory lap for preventative cancer research. But bring it down to a local scope and you’ll find that some charities still remain honest […]

 

Port Richmond: Give These Five Outdoor Spots a Shot

Port Richmond: Give These Five Outdoor Spots a Shot

As summer approaches, the outdoors offer a chance to get away from the regular routine of the day. Enjoying summer activities doesn’t have to come at a great cost, nor does it have to involve too much travel, either. Port Richmond offers its fair share of places that offer a variety of outdoor activities, or a […]

 

Port Richmond: Kenney the Popular Pick for Mayor

Port Richmond: Kenney the Popular Pick for Mayor

Residing in the Kensington section of Philadelphia in his younger years, Ken Paul knew he someday wanted to leave his childhood home for greener pastures – in the literal sense of the word. He and his family, Paul said, used to talk about relocating to a more suburban setting. Naturally, he eventually hopped neighborhoods and […]

 

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

When Joe Livewell uncovered the “ghost sign” beneath the plaster, a hand-painted advertisement of a boy holding bread, it solidified the fact that Richmond Street was once a place for foot traffic, a place where ads, like the one for Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread, were viewed on a street that held and still holds much of Port […]