Northeast Times

 Articles by Mikala Jamison

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.

Along with dance, a lifetime of memories

On a sun-baked Saturday afternoon, two big parking lots behind George Washington High School were jam-packed, and more cars lined almost every inch of the driveway around the school.

The Blight Fight

Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Calta­girone has for 20 years ten­ded to a vi­brant com­munity garden — of tulips, nat­ur­ally. Loc­als say its cre­ation is a sign that beauty and change con­tin­ue to bloom in Kens­ing­ton. 

Celebrating 30 years of dance in Philly

Students past and present thanked Penn Academy dance teacher Pat Kaminski for three decades of teaching them how to move at a recent ceremony.

‘Running makes sense out of things that are completely senseless’

The Fishtown Beer Runners were among 30 city running groups that ran in support of the city of Boston last Thursday, after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Fishtown’s annual St. LauRUNtius 5k

See images of the winners in our gallery, at right.

Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Caltagirone has for 20 years tended to a vibrant community garden — of tulips, naturally. Locals say its creation is a sign that beauty and change continue to bloom in Kensington. See image gallery at right for more photos.

The River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New

How newcomers and lifelong residents, young and old, see life in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond and Bridesburg.

River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New: A lifelong Bridesburg resident

Teresa Pyott, who lives on Edgemont Street.