Story Archive March 06 2013

A family affair

— Ed and Sarah Macko, Archbishop Ryan’s father-daughter coaching duo, have found success in the pool.

Beware of Fishtown scammer

The River Wards Crime Watch asks you to be on the lookout for a man posing as a representative of the Fishtown Athletic Club collecting money to benefit the organization.

Are you a businesswoman in the River wards?

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 or 215-354-3113.

Fishtown Hotspurs score another tournament win

As the Fishtown Hotspurs prepared to face off about two months ago against an opposing suburban soccer team, the other team’s coach was so sure the scrappy Fishtowners would lose, he offered to throw the game.

Big shots of the Northeast

High school basketball in the Northeast came and went in the blink of an eye. There were tons of fantastic performances on the court, so much so that we all wish there could be more to come. 

Wynn’s Fishtown casino project presented to Port Richmond

On Thursday night, a team representing Las Vegas casino and hotel mogul Steve Wynn met with River Wards residents at a public meeting of the Port Richmond Community Group.

Ex-Lt. Josey’s acquittal a ‘true smack in the face’

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.

Schwartz sends another signal about run

There have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.

Stinking beauty

Brandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast resident, its stink is the smell of victory.

Writers, bakers or accessory makers: 3rd Ward wants you

Can you teach a unique or useful craft? Are you looking for a class to learn a new skill and explore your creativity?