Articles by Mikala Jamison

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.

SNAPSHOTS: Street Glitter Gallery grand opening

Check out photos of the gallery's grand opening "circus" and live music event.   

Cook and Shaker will offer modern yet simple comforts

Cook and Shaker, a full-service restaurant with a bar, will open this month in the former location of Chug-A-Mug bar in Olde Richmond.

River Ward events for the week of October 23

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

So long, so soon

3rd Ward Philadelphia shuts its doors after only six months; offers no refunds for classes or membership fees.

River Ward events for the week of October 16

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

Game on!

Snapshots from a local kids' sports event. 

The ‘Model Block’ makes its debut

An "interactive" fence is part of an initiative to bring new life to East Girard Avenue in Fishtown.

Taking cleaning off cancer patients’ plates

Take note, especially since it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a Port Richmond cleaning service offers free house cleaning to women who are afflicted by cancer.

River Ward events for the week of October 9

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our guide.