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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.


Mayoral candidate calls for resignation of L&I commissioner

Some campaign updates for the City of Philadelphia. 


Vote in the 2015 Best of the River Wards contest!

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


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.


Max’s Corner: Magic and making sand art

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


Philadelphia City Planning Commission releases River Wards draft plan

Public comments will be open until Friday, Aug 7.


White and red and proud all over

North Catholic boasts two alumni associations that raise scholarship money for Catholic school students. 


Max’s Corner: Stretching muscles and mind with prenatal and postnatal yoga

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


Safe haven from the streets

Thea Women’s Center offers services to meet basic needs of women in Kensington.


Clean sweep

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