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
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.
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.
Students past and present thanked Penn Academy dance teacher Pat Kaminski for three decades of teaching them how to move at a recent ceremony.
See images of the winners in our gallery, at right.
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.
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.
Aimee Viggiani, who lives at 2nd and Brown streets.
Theresa Varillo, who lives on Gaul Street.
How newcomers and lifelong residents, young and old, see life in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond and Bridesburg.