Articles by Sam Newhouse

Neighbors embark on a ‘long journey’ to fix up Cione Playground

Neighbors say they are taking it upon themselves to fix up Cione Playground, since it's currently in disrepair, and not properly serving the memory of its namesake, police officer Frederick Cione. 

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Nov. 20

Bridesburg's grant from the EPA; a Fishtown scam, and more news in brief this week. 

Local church offers new arts programs to neighborhood kids

A Presbyterian church in Olde Richmond is bringing fresh energy to the neighborhood with free afterschool creative classes for neighborhood kids and a new approach to the spirit of an old church.

Port Richmond Kmart gives back to friends

A holiday season event at Port Richmond Kmart gave families an early start on the holiday, and kids got to visit with Santa Claus.

Not just a ‘Pile of Bricks’

There's been a lot of bad news for the arts in the River Wards lately, with local artist spaces closing left and right. But East Kensington artist Sarah Finestone says she feels motivated to keep up the neighborhood's artistic energy. 

Honoring those who served

A Port Richmond bugler offers his musical services at veterans’ funerals and memorials across the city. 

The toughest job in the neighborhood

Sam Newhouse from Star joined an officer of the 24th Police District for a standard patrol on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 29. Here is what happened during that patrol.   

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Nov. 6

Brief news items from around the River Wards.

Greenway is a ‘great vision’ in Port Richmond

A new neighborhood biking and walking path is meant to open up the Delaware River to residents who, for too long, couldn’t truly enjoy it. 

A brighter future for the American Street corridor

The American Street Empowerment Zone offers grants to businesses that are stimulating the local economy around the American Street corridor.