Articles by Mikala Jamison

PHOTO GALLERY: Never a dull moment

Spring has sprung in the River Wards, and everyone’s out and about, keeping busy around the neighborhoods. Here, snapshots from several notable moments in the communities. SEE IMAGE GALLERY AT RIGHT.

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. 

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.

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.

Fishtown’s annual St. LauRUNtius 5k

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

‘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.

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.

River Wards: Then and Now, Old and New: New to Northern Liberties

Aimee Viggiani, who lives at 2nd and Brown streets.

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.