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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 […]

 

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Philadelphia has a reputation of honoring fallen war veterans from an array of different wars. Some of the more notable memorials consist of the, Doughboys World War One Memorial at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Front Street between Spruce and Delancey streets and the African American War Memorial […]

 

Port Richmond: Councilman Squilla Helps Lead Community in a New Direction

Port Richmond: Councilman Squilla Helps Lead Community in a New Direction

Mark Squilla represents City Council’s 1st District, a diverse and growing area. The district he is responsible for includes Port Richmond, among other notable stretches of Philadelphia such as, the Delaware River, Chinatown, Center City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown and Kensington. Elected in 2011, Squilla has spent many nights in the district, trying to best assess the […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 

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, […]