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: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

When Joe Livewell uncovered the “ghost sign” beneath the plaster, a hand-painted advertisement of a boy holding bread, it solidified the fact that Richmond Street was once a place for foot traffic, a place where ads, like the one for Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread, were viewed on a street that held and still holds much of Port […]

 

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 […]

 

Port Richmond: Friends of Campbell Square Bring Neighbors Together for Another Great Event

Port Richmond: Friends of Campbell Square Bring Neighbors Together for Another Great Event

In the past, Campbell Square Park was known as a gathering place for drug addicts. In 1989, Friends of Campbell Square formed to create a clean and safe environment for Port Richmond residents. “There was a lot of drug addicts here,” said the secretary of Friends of Campbell Square, Susan Ongirski. “Before there was drinking and […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Places You Need to Know

Port Richmond: Five Places You Need to Know

Port Richmond is a neighborhood in Philadelphia that contains a deep Polish heritage. The residents are predominantly of Polish origin, while the nationalities of other locals range from German, Irish and Italian. Located between the neighborhoods Kensington and Fishtown, Port Richmond is home to some of the oldest Catholic churches in the country. Besides having […]

 

Casinos: Five People On The Front Lines

Casinos: Five People On The Front Lines

Given the size of most gaming operations, it’s often difficult to put a “face” to any particular organization (besides Donald Trump, and he’s largely famous for his other endeavors). Despite this, there’s still a fair number of important people – some within the industry, some who would like to destroy the industry and some who feel […]

 By Travis Braue Fischbach and Matt Carey

Fishtown: Local Residents Upset With ‘Hipster’ Influx

Fishtown: Local Residents Upset With ‘Hipster’ Influx

The Piazza at Schmidts hosted Radio 104.5’s Winter Jam this weekend in Northern Liberties. The event featured performances from Tegan and Sara, Matt and Kim and three other bands. However, the huge turnout for this free concert sparked mixed reactions from local residents. The Fishtown.us forums carried the topic Hipster Convention? for several days after the event and […]