Articles by Mikala Jamison

Happy Thanksgiving from Star!

A holiday message from the editor. 

An abundance of gratitude

In the River Wards, there are so many causes to be thankful for. Read about how locals have embraced the Thanksgiving spirit, and about how you can get involved with local holiday causes.

24th Police District Advisory Council provides Thanksgiving meals for officers

Another way the community is showing the Thanksgiving spirit. 

Searching for answers

By Mikala Jamison

River Ward events for the week of November 20

Keep up with everything going on in your neighborhood with our guide. 

Neighbors vote ‘no’ to a proposed methadone clinic

Many in the East Kensington community said at a meeting last week that they are concerned about the effects a methadone facility could have on the surrounding neighborhood, especially if the facility increases the number of clients it serves. 

Neighborhood snapshots

See photo album below. 

A family’s search for answers

The circumstances of the death of a 22-year-old Port Richmond man last year are under investigation by the Philadelphia Fire Department. His family says the tragedy is the result of negligent paramedics. 

StarGazing: Letters and notices for the week of November 13

Letters to the editor and a notice from Star's sister newspaper, the Northeast Times. 

River Ward events for the week of November 13

Keep up on all the hap­pen­ings around your com­munity with our guide.