Story Archive March 14 2012

Hooray for cheating on the state PSSAs!

Riverward Rant: Columnist Joe Quigley believes there are faults in standardized testing.

Port Richmond native’s film ‘Swooped’ to screen at the Troc

Port Richmond native Shaun Costello, and his partner, Joe Gariffo, will hold a local premiere of their award-winning film, Swooped, this Sunday at the Trocadero Theater.

Nutter visits ‘Needle Park’ to announce the fifth annual Spring Cleanup

Mayor Michael Nutter visited Kensington’s McPherson Square last week to announce this year’s upcoming Philly Spring CleanUp.

Fishtown lead levels may require precautions

High levels of lead have been found in the soil around the old Anzon plant in Fishtown. EPA and government officials say some precautions could be helpful.

Taking back the block

To combat crime and address local issues, residents form the organization Somerset Neighbors for Better Living.

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the riverwards

Think Beer…Drink Beer: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the riverward way - with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday, columnist Tim Patton looks at the best places to celebrate the holiday.

Love in Bloom

Kristine and Bill Shaffer, Northern Liberties residents, were wed on March 7 at the Philadelphia International Flower Show — only the second wedding ever held there. The couple's cake was designed by the team from the television show "Cake Boss."

March Madness!

11th annual trivia competition held in Fishtown.