The Star
  • A new start for St. Anne’s

    NHS School St. Anne’s celebrates opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Kicking it for community change

    Kensington soccer program seeks to empower local youth through “The Beautiful Game.”

  • The art of learning

    Gen. Philip Kearny School in Northern Liberties is rolling out a brand-new, art-infused curriculum for the coming school year, and it’s more than handprint turkeys and macaroni necklaces.

  • The future of the past

    Local voices weigh in on historical preservation in the River Wards and why it matters.

  • Remembering Stephanie

    A community mourns Stephanie Dzikowski, a young mother killed in her home on Thursday night.

Latest additions

Cutting for a cause

Shampoo Bar holds Cut-a-Thon to support local resident Betty Becker.



Art in unexpected places

InsideOut program brings masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the streets of Fishtown and East Kensington.


Port Richmond Senior Center closes

After more than three decades, the Port Richmond Senior Center closed its metaphorical doors on Monday. The senior center previously operated out of the Rizzo PAL Center, 2524 E. Clearfield St.


York Street improvements

Five-way intersection of E. York Street, Trenton Avenue and Frankford Avenue gets a safety-focused facelift.


Free film screening at KCAPA

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts will host a community-focused event with a free film screening this Thursday.


Buzzin’ with Patti Star

Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine is a Star advertising sales representative who lives in Port Richmond. In her weekly column, she writes about her comings and goings in the neighborhood. 


Max’s Corner: Natural parenting resource

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


Crime Slate: August 19 to 25

A list of crimes oc­cur­ring in the 26th and 24th po­lice dis­tricts dur­ing the week of Wed­nes­day, Aug. 19, through Tues­day, Aug. 25.


River Wards events for the week of September 2

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


No Thru Trucks signs, explained

How to get them, and who is not allowed to drive down streets that have them.

Breaking News

Letter from the Editor: It’s in the bag

Star will be delivered in the red, white and blue circular bags starting in three weeks. It will also be delivered on Thursdays, not Wednesdays.