Soraia Mansour stood barely an arm’s length from rock ‘n’ roll immortality.
Exhibitors from companies based in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties are showcasing crafts and colorful blooms at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, which continues through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Exhibitors are: Beekman’s C.O.P.A. Soaps, 438 E. Girard Ave., showcasing in Booth 802; City Planter, 814 N. 4th St., showcasing in Booth 201; and main exhibitor Schaffer Designs, 1021 N. Hancock St., showcasing its exhibit “Jack,” in the main hall of the show. For tickets, times and information, visit www.theflowershow.com.
Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month with Star’s special section, “Businesswomen in the River Wards,” coming Wednesday, March 20. For details and to be featured, contact managing editor Mikala Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-354-3113.
Last Thursday, about 75 students at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond had a lot to say about their school’s inclusion in the largest mass school closing in Philadelphia history.
City officials and members of the Puerto Rican community and beyond said they were outraged and disappointed by the Feb. 26 acquittal of the former Philadelphia police officer charged with simple assault. Ex-police Lt. Jonathan Josey had been caught on video striking a woman in the face in Kensington during September’s Puerto Rican Day celebration, at 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue.