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 […]

 By Tiffany Goforth and Ryan McDonald

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Northeast: 5k Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and New Tookany Creek Trail

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk in the Tookany/Tacony Creek Park to enjoy a fun-filled day with friends and community members. The run was used as a platform to mark the dedication […]

 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 […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Once upon a time the ‘River’ was the favored destination for waterside relaxation. “Everyone remembers days on the river. We didn’t need to go to the Jersey shore, that was our beach,” Patty-Pat Kozlowski told a crowd of Port Richmond residents attending the recent River Rumors meeting focusing on redevelopment plans for the Delaware River […]