Articles by Mikala Jamison

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.

The River Wards spend a Night Out against crime

Residents from across the River Wards took to the streets in a show of support for neighborhood-run anti-crime efforts on National Night Out.

UPDATED: Fire displaces five Port Richmond families

While no one was killed or seriously injured, adults and children whose homes were destroyed are left with only the clothes on their backs. Now, neighbors across the River Wards are working to lend a hand. 

River Wards events for the week of August 7

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

ORCA says yes to Wynn development

Neighbors who attended a meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association voted to support the proposed Wynn Philadelphia casino on the Delaware River.

Community rallies for fire victims

After an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the homes of five Port Richmond families, River Wards neighbors have responded in the way they know best: by coming together to support one another. 

Addressing flood concerns in Port Richmond

What residents can do in the aftermath of the flood damage that occured last week on several blocks in Port Richmond. 

Port Richmond to celebrate Second Saturdays

A new neighborhood-wide free event will kick off next week. 

River Wards events for the week of July 31

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

Penn Treaty Middle School to expand in fall

Fishtown can expect some changes when hundreds more students enroll at the former middle school, which will now include grades 9-12.