Story Archive September 06 2011

Bringing football to Front and Palmer

Playing football under the lights in Kensington has always been Ellwood Erb’s childhood dream. Now, he's leading a brand new high school team in the shadow of the EL.

Reclaiming Kensington South's Benson Park

Community groups are focusing their efforts on refurbishing a lost park along North Lawrence Street.

Bridesburg's Miss Jackie could get her 'way'

Area residents want to christen part of Richmond Street in honor of Bridesburg Rec’s longtime leader.

Cheri wants a showdown

Longtime activist Cheri Honkala would use Philly’s sheriff’s office to take on big banks in the foreclosure crisis.

Having a laugh on Fairmount

A few comedians have gotten together to bring a fresh, new comedy scene to Fairmount Avenue.

Fishtown ghost cop debunks ‘haunted houses’ as hobby

While on routine patrol one day in the summer of 2006, 26th Police District Officer John Levy felt the sudden need to visit a restroom.

Port Richmond's Shenanigans looks to Front Street

Pat and Colleen Murray, owners of Shenanigans Saloon on Gaul Street, are hoping to open a new sports bar at Front Street and Columbia Avenue.

Trio has a spicy new venture in Fairmount

The chefs behind Fairmount's beloved Trio are opening a Mexi-Cali BYOB right down the street, heeding a long-running demand in the neighborhood for some south of the border flare.