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, […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Senior Residents Ready for New Housing

Port Richmond: Senior Residents Ready for New Housing

Due to limited housing for the seniors in the neighborhood, many opt for housing opportunities in neighboring areas such as Fishtown, Bridesburg or Kensington to better serve their needs. Some senior residents of Port Richmond have moved to the Neumann Senior Housing (formerly St. Mary’s Hospital) at 1601 E. Palmer St. and others have settled […]

 By Amay Smith

Port Richmond: Residents Hopeful, But Wary, Over Plans to Improve the Riverfront

Port Richmond: Residents Hopeful, But Wary, Over Plans to Improve the Riverfront

Patty-Pat Kozlowski’s family used to live in Venango. Her father, grandmother and great-aunt grew up in a neighborhood that no longer exists. Into the mid-20th century, the Kozlowskis had farmland near the river. There was a football field where the Venango Bears used to play. Pictures from Kozlowski’s father’s childhood show houses that were bought […]