Articles by Carolan DiFiore

River Wards events for the week of March 26

Stay up to date on what's go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood this week.

Battle of the brains

Six local schools compete in the 13th Annual Fishtown March Madness Academic Competition.


First Presbyterian Church of Kensington will celebrate its 200th birthday this weekend, commemorating a long history of service to parishioners and the community.

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of March 19

A new pension reform proposal is introduced, ZBA approves Port Richmond restaurant and other neighborhood news in brief.

Nativity BVM case presented to state Supreme Court

Sole appellant cited parking issues as the main reason for halting a project to turn a vacant school into homes for senior citizens.

Fishtown businesses call for increased police patrols

Business owners gathered for a Fishtown Area Business Association meeting to discuss concerns about crime in the neighborhood. 

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Feb. 26

The scoop on a proposal for townhomes on Hope Street, problems with the Richmond Street detour, the Livingston Street collapse and other local news.

Walnut Street Theatre expands in Port Richmond

The theater company purchased an 85,000-square-foot property and building located at 3340 Frankford Ave. to serve as a Scenic and Properties Shop.

New 24th District commanding officer introduced

Capt. Daniel O’Connor eager to work with the community to combat crime.

From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca

An exhibition highlighting the history of Northern Liberties will open at the Philadelphia History Museum this week.