Articles by Mikala Jamison

What are our students going back to?

River Wards parents voice their concerns about the upcoming school year, their likes and dislikes about their kids’ schools, and their thoughts on the public school system — for better or worse.

Giving from one neighborhood to another

The Portside Arts Center in Port Richmond recently received a $500 donation from Northern Liberties’ Hyperion Bank for the center’s summer arts camp experience. 

Public notice: A letter from State Rep. John Taylor Re: 2121 Wheatsheaf Lane

The Rep. says he cannot support a proposal for a re-entry "halfway house" facility on the outskirts of Port Richmond.

River Ward events for the week of August 28

Keep up on what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.

River Wards events for the week of August 21

Keep up on what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.

River Wards changes, by the numbers

Northern Liberties takes the lead as the most rapidly changed River Wards neighborhood within the last several years.

Port Richmond man who stabbed retired officer is arrested

31-year-old Joseph Fitzgerald, from the 3300 block of Belgrade Street, was arrested Tuesday for the crime. 

Police search for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

Philadelphia firefighters are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the waters of the Pennypack Creek Tuesday night.

River Wards news in brief for the week of August 14

Brief news items from around your neighborhoods. 

Kitty’s Luncheonette celebrates 60 years

Kitty’s Luncheonette, located at 2721 E. Somerset St., is celebrating 60 years as a family business. The restaurant was started by John “Ratz,” Yanete and his wife, Katherine “Kitty” Yanete in 1953, and is now run by son John Yanete.