Articles by Mikala Jamison

Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Happy Hour

Winner: Donna's Bar at 2732 E. Allegheny Ave.

Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Salon

Winner: Salon Blush at 2407 E. York St.

Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Bakery

Winner: Stock’s Bakery at 2614 E. Lehigh Ave.

Best of the River Wards 2012!

Star is proud to introduce the winners of the Best of the River Wards 2012 contest.

The people have spoken, and they want their beer

With a wealth of community support, the St. Benjamin nanobrewery could come to life in South Kensington.

Truly healthier 'hoods?

Nutrition initiatives aiming to provide more accessible and affordable healthy food have popped up all over the River Wards. Star takes a look at five of them to find out what might help create a fitter Philly.

WCRP to use 10K grant for its Tenant Services program

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project will use the funds to provide supportive services for its tenants, one of whom said the community development group is anything but a lax landlord.

These kids can rock

Students enrolled in the after-school music program Rock to the Future learn music and study skills. Plus, they perform at cool venues. Star has the scoop.

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company finds a home, brewpub might be next

Fishtown resident Tim Patton has long been working to build a brewery. Last week, he presented a plan in South Kensinton.

The "Best Of" the best

Star's Managing Editor Mikala Jamison on the paper's exciting summer contest.