Articles by Hayden Mitman

A sculpture garden grows in Kensington

Kensington's Little Berlin artists' collective just received a grant to create a sculpture garden on a barren lot.

With the RWCW, neighbors unite again against crime

Following the example of the National Night Out, the River Wards Crime Watch is hosting monthly meetups throughout the community aimed at curbing crime and violence.

Comcast Cleans up in Kensington

Hundreds of Comcast employees took to the streets on Comcast Cares Day on Saturday April 21 to give back to the community.

Welcome to the 'search church'

Northern Liberties' SEER Interactive, with its headquarters operating out of a church built in 1850, proudly supports local nonprofit groups.

Riverward upcoming events for April 18

New this week, the Star is including all our paper's listed upcoming events online. Enjoy. If you have a calendar listing you'd like to see included here, e-mail

Have a gripe? iPhone your councilman

By Hayden Mitman

"It looked like the sky was on fire"

After the fire that burned the Buck Hosiery building in Kensington to the ground, neighbors have been asked to inspect their homes, especially their roofs, because embers from the fire could have damaged properties throughout the community.

A knot-ty way to fight autism

At the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory on Aramingo Avenue, throughout April — National Autism Awareness Month — all proceeds from the $1 ribbon pretzels will be donated to support the cause.

iPhone your councilperson

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) will unveil a new iPhone app - created at no cost to taxpayers - that will allow users to report quality of life issues to City Hall.

Keeping up the ‘blight fight’ throughout the riverwards

Local officials recently discussed the tools they are using to fight blight, as well as, St. Anne’s possible future as a charter school and the deteriorating state of the pier at Pulaski Park.