Story Archive January 11 2012

The beginning of the end

Last week, the Catholic Archdiocese called for the closing of five high schools and 45 elementary schools. Representatives from St. Laurentius and St. George schools, both in the riverwards, vowed to appeal the decision.

Port Richmond's 'Rocky'

Port Richmond resident Michael Avello is having a great time impersonating his favorite Philly boxer. He's planning to turn the opportunity into a new business venture.

Corner Kids: people that time forgot

This week's Riverwards Rant intends to serve as something of a dating guide for singles throughout the neighborhood.

Opinion: Local legislators weigh in on Catholic school closings

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) and City Councilman Bobby Henon (R-6th dist.) share their thoughts on last week's announcement.

Missing Person: Joseph McGeehan

Joe McGeehan has been missing since Saturday, Jan. 7. His family is concerned and hope readers can help find him.

Megawords is Mega Art

Port Richmond native, Anthony Smyrski, along with fellow artist, Dan Murphy, bring their Megawords exhibit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Editorial: It's a sin

Changing demographics, declining enrollments, tightened household budgets, a tough economy and the advent of charter schools aren’t the only factors that led to last week’s heart-wrenching announcement by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that it will close 45 area elementary schools and five area high schools — including St. Hubert — after the current semester ends in June.

Letters to the Editor: January 11, 2012

Three cheers for the guy from Gifford