Articles by Mikala Jamison

A big bunch of brides ready to wed tomorrow in NoLibs

Ordained marriage officiant Colleen McDermott said that a lot of people are very “gung-ho” on Valentine’s Day, a popular wedding date.

Blatstein sells NoLibs holdings

Developer Bart Blatstein, whose development projects in Northern Liberties helped transform the neighborhood into a popular residential and commercial destination, has sold 60 percent of his holdings there to New York investor group Kushner Companies, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday.

The eyesore next door

Janine Bosancic has lived on the 3400 block of Edgemont Street for more than 14 years, and for the past few, has lived next door to a falling-down, tax-delinquent, blighted property.

IN BRIEF: Clowning around at the Richmond Library

More than 120 people visited the Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., on Jan. 31 to see clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus entertain.  Aside from providing laughs, the clowns announced their upcoming performances at the Wells Fargo Center, Feb. 13  through 17.  For tickets, call 855-657-8552 or visit

Nativity B.V.M. rally of support this weekend

Continuing with their widespread acts of support of the proposed income-qualified senior housing at the vacant Nativity B.V.M. School, Port Richmond neighbors have scheduled a support rally on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., at the school, Belgrade and E. Madison streets, on Campbell Square.

Small business? This weekend is a golden opportunity

The River Wards are often described as up-and-coming neighborhoods, thanks to burgeoning residential development as well as the openings of businesses.

Presenting: Best of the River Wards 2012!

Though the shop might be a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look—the sign out front blew away in a storm — Star readers remembered Narducci’s Deli in this year’s contest. 

Port Richmond rallies for senior living project

Neighbors in Port Richmond are coming together in support of a three-year-old proposal to convert the vacant Nativity B.V.M. School into housing for restricted-income seniors.

The PRWCAN: small, but mighty

The neighbors living in Port Richmond expressed their enthusiasm for change at last week’s Port Richmond West Community Action Network meeting.

Just another blighted building?

Port Richmond’s former Nativity B.V.M. School has been vacant for more than three years, and has become a target of theft and vandalism. And while a community-championed plan to convert it to senior housing is tied up in court, neighbors wonder what will come next.