• Resurrecting Poe

    The National Park Service and the German Society of Pennsylvania create Poe Arts Festival to bring poetry and life of iconic figure to life through acting and tours.

  • Fright club

    Cinema Ray brings scary movie series to the Ruba Club.  

  • Raising a glass for Ryan

    Port Richmond family and community organize fundraiser to remember Ryan Kelly and benefit St. George School.

  • The Best of the River Wards 2016

    The annual readership-voted guide on the best places, events, businesses and individuals in the River Wards. 

  • Building grace in Port Richmond

    Women’s Community Revitalization Project and Firm Hope Baptist Church join community for ribbon cutting to mark completion of townhome project.

Latest additions

The not-so-secret garden

Fishtown discovery space provides environmental education to local youth.

Buzzin’ with Patti Star

Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine is a Star ad representative who lives in Port Richmond. 

Preparing the youth of Fishtown for the future.

Preschool teachers at Fishtown Tot Rec program duo mark 30 years of serving the community.

Nick’s picks: week 7

Bridesburg’s Fantasy Football guru shares his insight.

Max’s Corner: a spooktacular time in the River Wards

Star editor Melissa Komar’s column about all things “mommy” in the River Wards.

River Wards events for the week of October 26

Stay up to date on what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Kenney connect

Submit questions for mayor by Wednesday, Nov. 9, to Star for possible publication in Nov. 16 issue.

Win tickets to Diggerland or Sahara Sam’s!

Think your house has the spookiest style? Submit a photo of your outdoor fall and Halloween decorations to star@bsmphilly.com by Thursday, Oct. 20, to enter our fall decoration contest and ticket giveaway! 

RiverCity Festival roundup

Check out our exclusive photo gallery!

Mindfulness and community at Towey

Root2Rise and Parks and Rec partnership brings affordable yoga to rec.

Breaking News

Letter from the Editor: Bagging it

Star will be delivered in the red, white and blue bags starting Sept. 15.