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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 […]

 

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Matthew Albasi and Max Pulcini (above), two young Temple University graduates who love journalism and the city of Philadelphia, recently purchased The Spirit of the River Wards newspaper, which serves the Fishtown, Kensington, Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Their plan is to keep the neighborhood traditions in the paper but at the same time, add new […]

 

Port Richmond: A Look At Bookstore Owner Greg Gillespie

Port Richmond: A Look At Bookstore Owner Greg Gillespie

Many forces are up against Greg Gillespie and his bookstore. “They’ve closed Richmond Street from Cambria south. So it’s all dead end,” Gillespie said of recent construction in the area. “This used to be an alternate route to I-95 and once they cut off the flow, the traffic, it’s been pretty rough here.” Port Richmond […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Polish Dishes To Try

Port Richmond: Five Polish Dishes To Try

Port Richmond is known for its prominent Polish and Polish American communities. While younger, newer crowds enter the city and surrounding areas, many continue to try the Polish restaurants, delis and bakeries that the area is celebrated for to taste authentic Polish goods, whether sweet or savory. Kielbasa at Krakus Market Krakus Market is a family-owned […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Pubs to Go to for a Good Time

Port Richmond: Five Pubs to Go to for a Good Time

For many Philadelphians, a night out may not include going into Center City. Some would rather stay close to home and go to their usual haunt than hop on the El or grab an Uber to a bar that may turn out to be overcrowded. The pub, short for “public house,” is used in many countries […]

 

Port Richmond: An Oasis In An Urban Setting

Port Richmond: An Oasis In An Urban Setting

John Rajca is the president of Friends of Campbell Square, an organization of volunteers and 10 permanent members who work to bring the community together through events in Campbell Square, a Port Richmond park located at Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue. After retiring 13 years ago, Rajca became involved with Campbell Square as the groundskeeper. He than became an […]

 

Port Richmond: Placing Faith in Failing Parishes

Port Richmond: Placing Faith in Failing Parishes

A dull light quietly glowed through the empty window panes of the otherwise boarded school adjacent Campbell Square. Graffiti, vandalism and litter has transformed the Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary school into an unrecognizable memory. After six years of sitting vacant, a slew of community meetings and a battle in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the Roman […]