The Star
  • Finally, waterfront access for a River Ward

    Planning underway for riverfront park in Bridesburg after community workshop meeting.

  • Change for good

    PROPAC and TD Bank team up to bring change to the life of local resident Susan Ongirski.

  • Clean sweep

    Walking the dirty streets of Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond with those charged with cleaning up after the rest of us.

  • Restoring faith

    Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Northern Liberties prepares for its bicentennial while undergoing a massive restoration project.

  • A local legend hangs up his keys

    Port Richmond resident Dennis Seddon retires from the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Latest additions

Taylor to co-sponsor immigration bill

Following the death of Kathryn Steinle, who was gunned down in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, state Rep. John Taylor announced he will co-sponsor legislation to require state and local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal law and cooperate with federal immigration officials.



New look for an old lot

A temporary art project will take over the empty lot at the corner of Frankford and Susquehanna avenues for three weeks in August.


For geeks only

Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse will be the only black woman-owned comic book store in Philadelphia, and maybe on the East Coast, when it opens this fall on Frankford Avenue.


Crossing generations, giving back

Fishtown Recreation Center summer campers donates time and money to veterans’ organization and local landmark.


PRIDE gains RCO status

The group has operated as a nonprofit in Port Richmond since 2000 but now has a say in zoning issues, too.


Philadelphia City Planning Commission releases River Wards draft plan

Public comments will be open until Friday, Aug 7.


Max’s Corner: Magic and making sand art

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


Mayoral candidate calls for resignation of L&I commissioner

Some campaign updates for the City of Philadelphia. 


Letter to the Editor: St. Laurentius parishioners demand respect

A former St. Laurentius parishioner is angry about treatment from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and others. 


River Wards events for the week of July 29

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

Breaking News

Vote in the 2015 Best of the River Wards contest!

Which River Wards-based businesses and people will come out on top this year?