Northeast Times

 Articles by Mikala Jamison

Carroll High’s closure like ‘a dark cloud’ to students

The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students. Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”


Carroll High’s closure like ‘a dark cloud’ to students

The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.


Three River Wards schools will close

Charles Carroll High School, 2700 E. Auburn St., Douglas High School, 2700 E. Huntingdon St., and Sheridan West  Academy, 3701 Frankford Ave. will all close in June after a unanimous vote Thursday night by the School Reform Commission. 


Are you a businesswoman in the River wards?

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month with Star’s special section, “Businesswomen in the River Wards,” coming Wednesday, March 20. For details and to be featured, contact managing editor Mikala Jamison at mjamison@bsmphilly.com or 215-354-3113.


At the Flower Show, Fishtown and NoLibs blossom

Exhibitors from companies based in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties are showcasing crafts and colorful blooms at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, which continues through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Exhibitors are: Beekman’s C.O.P.A. Soaps, 438 E. Girard Ave., showcasing in Booth 802; City Planter, 814 N. 4th St., showcasing in Booth 201; and main exhibitor Schaffer Designs, 1021 N. Hancock St., showcasing its exhibit “Jack,” in the main hall of the show. For tickets, times and information, visit www.theflowershow.com.


Beware of Fishtown scammer

The River Wards Crime Watch asks you to be on the lookout for a man posing as a representative of the Fishtown Athletic Club collecting money to benefit the organization.



Carroll High students rally to keep their school open

Last Thursday, about 75 students at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond had a lot to say about their school’s inclusion in the largest mass school closing in Philadelphia history.


The determined DIVAs of Memphis Street Academy

On a sprawling stage inside the school that once had a reputation as one of the worst places in Philadelphia to get an education, a young girl joins 15 of her classmates in baring her soul.


Adaire School teacher speaks out in support of writing

Christina Long has taught English to 7th and 8th grade students at Fishtown’s Alexander Adaire School, 1300 E. Palmer St., for six years, and she’s passionate about her work.