Roxborough: Local Baseball League Brings Community Together

Roxborough: Local Baseball League Brings Community Together

There’s a reason why the 21st Ward Baseball League has been around for nearly a century. The children and parents of the community have maintained a certain type of dedication that has kept this league a place for them to feel at home every summer. Lou Fresta, the current Commissioner of the league, is a perfect […]

 

Casinos: Cash To Communities But At What Cost?

With a second casino license up for grabs, communities near the proposed locations may wonder what they have to look forward to with a casino in their neighborhood. SugarHouse Casino  donated $500,000 last year to the Penn Treaty Special Services District, which then allocated the money to various community organizations. “It’s pretty much a payoff,” […]

 By Stephen Viafore

Strawberry Mansion: Rick Ford Creates More Than Just Ballplayers

Strawberry Mansion: Rick Ford Creates More Than Just Ballplayers

A lifelong resident of Strawberry Mansion reminisced about some of the struggles he endured as a child. Rick Ford acknowledged how his own downfall began. It was in the sixth grade when Ford began smoking cigarettes, which led to a childhood filled with drug abuse. “By the time I got to seventh grade I was […]