Story Archive February 05 2013

The eyesore next door

Janine Bosancic has lived on the 3400 block of Edgemont Street for more than 14 years, and for the past few, has lived next door to a falling-down, tax-delinquent, blighted property.

River Ward events for the week of Feb. 6


IN BRIEF: Clowning around at the Richmond Library

More than 120 people visited the Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., on Jan. 31 to see clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus entertain.  Aside from providing laughs, the clowns announced their upcoming performances at the Wells Fargo Center, Feb. 13  through 17.  For tickets, call 855-657-8552 or visit

Port Richmond rallies for senior housing at Nativity

More than 125 neighbors assembled in Port Richmond’s Campbell Square Saturday afternoon to show their support for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s proposal to turn the vacant Nativity B.V.M. School into a 63-unit residence for restricted-income senior citizens.

Fishtown waits on ZBA about Thompson St. housing

More than a dozen neighbors from Fishtown appeared at a Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting last Wednesday to voice their opposition to a housing project at 14-22 W. Thompson St., where a community garden once bloomed.

Will new ‘NY-Style’ lofts connect Fishtown and Northern Liberties?

A recent Craigslist ad advertising “high-end living” and “NY-style lofts” attracted plenty of attention from blogs for listing a Kensington address as Fishtown.

Will new ‘NY-Style’ lofts connect Fishtown and Northern Liberties?

The project manager of an in-construction apartment complex — once advertised as being in Fishtown, but really in Kensington — says that the living space will be a highlight of what will be called the "American Street Arts Corridor."

New life for 100-year-old Fishtown police station

Once it was where police officers investigated crimes and interrogated suspects.