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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 […]

 

Port Richmond: Craft Breweries Expand Throughout Philly

Port Richmond: Craft Breweries Expand Throughout Philly

Tom Sheridan gets to work almost every Sunday at 6 a.m. That’s brewing day over at Do Good Brewing in Port Richmond. Sheridan meets his two employees over at the brewery on 3245 Amber Street in the early hours of the morning to start the process. They start by heating up water in the hot […]

 

Port Richmond: Yay Clay Allows Pottery Makers to Relax at BYOB Studio

Port Richmond: Yay Clay Allows Pottery Makers to Relax at BYOB Studio

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Yay Clay was the venue to host member Sharon Rosen’s birthday party. The large building was decorated with balloons and signs directing partygoers to the festivities. Once inside the Yay Clay studio, it was clear that this was the perfect place for a gathering. Yay Clay, which started in 2013, […]

 

Port Richmond: Local Business Owner Gives a Sweet Treat to the Community

Port Richmond: Local Business Owner Gives a Sweet Treat to the Community

Each May, Port Richmond residents and people from surrounding neighborhoods look forward to the beginning of Second Saturdays, a free street festival that takes place on the 3100 block of Richmond Street. The event features local vendors, food trucks and live entertainment and occurs each month from May till October. Wayne Bullock is the gathering […]

 

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond resident Erica Quinn said she remembers the day her longtime friend Nicole Fisher called her to discuss going back to work. It was 2012, and both women recently had children. Although they both lived in Port Richmond since childhood, they weren’t thrilled with any of the child care facilities in the neighborhood. They envisioned […]