Articles by Mikala Jamison

Port Richmond honors a very special veteran

A plaque honoring a Port Richmond man who was the first person from Philadelphia to die in the Korean War was dedicated on Veterans Day. 

A ‘neighborhood’ guy with his name on the sign

Michael Primavera has lived in pretty much every River Wards neighborhood. Now, he's a business owner in Fishtown, and he says he's focused on giving back to the communities that shaped him. 

Henon works to bring a needed crossing guard to Bridesburg

A City Councilman responds to Bridesburg residents' concerns over the lack of a crossing guard at an intersection near several schools.

Wynn Resorts withdraws River Wards casino application

With SugarHouse's expansion plans poised to take off, Fishtown will see more casino space, but it won't be from casino magnate Steve Wynn. Now, the Gaming Board has to chose from five remaining applicants in granting the city's second casino license. 

What’s your NoLibs story?

Artist Jennifer Baker is curating an exhibit about the history of the neighborhood, with an emphasis on residents’ personal experiences.

River Ward events for the week of November 6

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

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Nov. 6

Brief news items from around the River Wards.

EDITORIAL: The great, big parking problem

Why our concerns about our cars can sometimes make us our own worst enemies. 

A River Wards Halloween

While the true Halloween revelry won’t hit the neighborhoods until tomorrow, plenty of locals celebrated the spookiest of holidays throughout October. Have a safe and happy Halloween, River Wards!   

River Ward events for the week of October 30

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