Articles by Sam Newhouse

Fishtown neighbors get a zoning earful

The group's latest meeting helped clarify neighbors' concerns regarding the city's zoning changes.

Creating a cause to be thankful for

The father of a fallen Philly serviceman is working to create a support system for other grieving veterans’ families.

‘Everyday Heroes’ honored at McPherson Square Library

Two years ago, Ray Gant and volunteers from The Ray of Hope Project cleaned up McPherson Square. This Saturday, he'll be celebrated at McPherson Square Library at a book signing that profiles Gant and other community leaders.

The River Wards stepped up on Election Day

A higher-than-usual number of voters from the River Wards hit the polls and exercised their rights last week. Here’s what many had to say.

50K reward for 'pharmacy bandit' who robbed York St.

A Fishtown pharmacy was robbed last week during Hurricane Sandy, in what authorities believe was not storm-related chaos but the 14th hit in a string of Philadelphia-area pharmacy robberies.

New ATV law may put riders on the skids

Bill No. 120725, which was passed by City Council Oct. 25, will allow police to confiscate and destroy all-terrain vehicles, and hit owners with up to $2,000 in fines.

Beautifying a neighborhood’s roots

A local artist’s tree-carving project, the first of its kind in Philadelphia, has been completed in Port Richmond’s Campbell Square, and neighbors said they are thrilled by the striking natural beauty.

Philly’s kids are s-m-a-r-t

Young students from all over the city gathered, and dazzled, in Fishtown on Friday at the 11th annual Fishtown Spelling Bee.

It’s almost election time: meet your local candidates!

Here's what you need to know about the names you'll see on the ballot Nov. 6.

Rep. John Taylor’s Seniors Expo: still going strong after 23 years

Over 400 locals visited Rep. Taylor's annual senior expo last week for medical information, legal advice and more. Longtime organizer Natalie Dillon, who is retiring, was also celebrated.