Articles by Mikala Jamison

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.

‘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.

Step right up to the plate in NoLibs

For too long, anyone looking to get batting practice had to venture far to step into an indoor batting cage. Not anymore, as the city’s first has opened right here in the River Wards.

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Piazza event aftermath a ‘serious quality of life issue’

With summer around the corner, the Piazza at Schmidt’s will see weekend after weekend of large-scale concerts and festivals, and neighbors are already seeing some messy repercussions. Now, they’re working to implement a new security plan.

NoLibs to get farmer’s market and CSA farm share

Residents in NoLibs will have access to healthy, locally grown produce and other foods through a new community-supported-agriculture group.

Neighborhood news in brief

A possible River Wards history museum; 'slumlord millionaire' sentenced to prison, and a former cop from Port Richmond charged with rape.

River Ward events for the week of May 15

Keep up with the goings-on in your neighborhood with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Neighborhood demographics: clear like never before

Thanks to the new tool CultureBlocks, the public can see the specifics of any city area, especially as they relate to creativity and the arts. The tool could help ‘leverage cultural activity into neighborhood revitalization.’ The River Wards, then, could see increased assistance to the arts and culture community.

Neighbors encouraged to stay vigilant in light of recent crime

Philadelphia Police Department District 24 Captain Charles Vogt said he’s not seeing an uptick of crime in Port Richmond, despite what some neighbors might feel. With a limited number of police resources available, he said, residents have to help be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood.