Articles by Mikala Jamison

Coming next week…

Check out the September 18 edition of Star to see which people, places and businesses in your neighborhoods won in our 2013 “Best of the River Wards” readers’ choice contest! Check back here for all the coverage. 

We will never forget

It's been 12 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Two locals, one who was then living in New York City, reflect on their experiences that day.

River Wards news in brief for the week of Sept. 4

Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, formerly of Port Richmond, passes away; NoLibs club owner sues several groups and individuals, crime updates and more.

SNAPSHOT: Rocking out for a great cause

Photos from last week's Rock to the Future youth event.

Port Richmond mother attacked, recovering at home

Barbara Zimath is very lucky she wasn't hurt worse in an attack last week, in which two men beat her and stole her purse and phone. Still, the incident has rattled her family, as well as many locals who are wondering how something so violent could happen where they live.

River Wards events for the week of September 4

As fall rounds the corner, keep up on all the events around your neighborhoods with our guide. 

‘Good beer, doing good’

That’s the slogan of the new Port Richmond-based Do Good Brewing Company, which dedicates each brew to a specific charity.

24th Police District Captain commends Memphis Street Academy Charter School

In a letter made available by the school, Captain Charles Vogt describes how the transformation of the former John Paul Jones Middle School has made the community better.

Fire displaces Green Street residents

Several Northern Liberties neighbors were displaced this past Sunday evening when a fire swept through 429 Green St. There were no injuries reported.

LAST CHANCE: Vote for the Best of the River Wards 2013!

You only have a few more days to vote for the best people, places and businesses in your neighborhood.