Story Archive June 06 2013

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of June 5

Changes in River Wards churches; home invasion in Port Richmond; an expanding SugarHouse.

Parkwood community celebrates Junod Playground improvements

Improvements to Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road, were celebrated yesterday by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.); the city’s Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis; and members of the Junod Playground Advisory Council during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Parkwood facility.

Pets of the Week (June 5, 2013)

Need some sweetness in your life? Sweetie Bell is a sweet, year-old calico who gets along with dogs and other cats. The cat is in foster care via Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control. She is vaccinated, spayed and microchipped, and has tested negative for the feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses. To see a music video of the cat, go to To apply to adopt Sweetie Bell, email her foster mom at ••

Port Richmond embraces its fallen soldier

A Port Richmond man was the first American to die in the Korean War, and a plaque in his honor has been collecting dust. Now, a local group hopes to install the plaque in Campbell Square.

Reunions (June 5, 2013)


River Wards events for the week of June 5

Stay up to date on all the events in your community with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Serial armed robbers strike in the Northeast

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‘This shouldn’t happen to anyone’

How one Port Richmond woman volunteering at Fishtown’s Lutheran Settlement House says she overcame abuse to help others like herself — without ever meeting them.