Articles by Sam Newhouse

Fishtown weighs in on zoning errors

City planners come to Fishtown to ask for neighbors' input on fixing areas of outdated zoning - zoning errors can mean developers put in lots of money and time unnecessarily. 

La Colombe coffee roasters come to Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia's own La Colombe is planning to open a flagship cafe on Frankford Avenue, and has received zoning approval as well as support from neighbors.

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Oct. 9

Widow of firefighter who perished in Buck Hosiery fire files lawsuit, demolition begins at NoLibs' Ortlieb's and more news in brief.

Gaming Board hears city’s opinion of Wynn

At a state hearing on applicants for the city's second casino license, not all residents agree with the opinions the city presented about Wynn Philadelphia, which could be constructed in the River Wards.

Schoolyard dreams take root at Hackett

Volunteers descended on Hackett Elementary Schoo last weekend for a clean-up and redesign of the school and its yard.

Fishtown’s Civil War legacy honored

A new memorial honoring five brothers from Fishtown who fought in the Civil War was unveiled last weekend at Palmer Cemetery.

Bridesburg private security: yay or nay?

Bridesburg residents have mixed opinions on hiring private security guards for the neighborhood, while in response to complaints, the police department will assign more district officers to patrol the area.

A neighborhood symbol in need

The veterans’ memorial statue of a World War I “doughboy,” which stands in Madison Memorial Park in NoLibs, currently has no one tending to its needs, like upkeep and cleaning.

Golf game supports local cops

The Philadelphia Police Department 24th District PDAC held its first annual golf outing last week, raising funds that will go to support law enforcement in Port Richmond, Kensington, Juniata and Harrowgate.

Presenting: Best of the River Wards 2013! - Part II

You voted, we listened. Here are the 2013 win­ners of the Best of the River Wards, Part II. Click through the pho­tos be­low to see snap­shots of each win­ner. See Part I for the rest of the win­ners.