As the Fishtown Hotspurs prepared to face off about two months ago against an opposing suburban soccer team, the other team’s coach was so sure the scrappy Fishtowners would lose, he offered to throw the game.
Charges were filed in New Jersey against the couple Wednesday, Philly.com reported. Bills is charged with attempted murder, carjacking, eluding, aggravated assault and assault by auto, and Sykes is charged with conspiracy to commit theft of a car and joyriding.
When Jorge Santana moved to Fishtown two years ago, he said he was struck by what he perceived as the lack of many quality schools in the neighborhood.
Greg Gillespie is the king of a castle of books — about 200,000 of them, to be exact.
Last week, Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn presented his plans for a $900 million casino and hotel dubbed “Wynn Philadelphia” on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, on land north of the SugarHouse Casino.
City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) held the first meeting of a working group to develop a plan for the former Philadelphia Coke Company factory site last Wednesday evening.
Fishtown man Syboll — who has no last name since he legally changed it in 1998 — is nothing if not full of personality.
Liberti Church East is planning its annual Easter outreach program, which raised $40,000 last year to distribute 1,200 Easter meals to River Ward families in need. This year, it plans to raise $50,000 and dig two drinking water wells in Southern Sudan.
Ryan Egli, of Fishtown’s Liberti Church East, said that he meets many people who need help with big problems — parents laid off from full-time jobs, older people living without access to good meals, or single mothers struggling with five or six children.