Articles by Sam Newhouse

A church grows in Bridesburg

Currently under renovation, the non-denominational Christian Realife Church will soon open its doors to the community.

News in brief for the week of Sept. 11

NoLibs' Finnigan's Wake up for sale; Fishtown apartments await zoning decision; cops search for Kenzo theif, and more news in brief. 

Dancing to their own beat

Northern Liberties kids work with NLArts to take a turn at expressing their creativity through art, dance and more. 

River Wards experience end-of-summer crime spike

August has been a crime-heavy month in the River Wards. Here's what you need to know about several incidents, plus what to look out for in your neighborhood.

Blighted wall collapses; neighbors hope for action

After a vacant building in Northern Liberties partially collapsed on Aug. 16, the city seeks to compel the owner to have it demolished. 

What are our students going back to?

River Wards parents voice their concerns about the upcoming school year, their likes and dislikes about their kids’ schools, and their thoughts on the public school system — for better or worse.

A new Saturday tradition

 Richmond Street will now come alive each month with residents and vendors joining together to celebrate the River Wards’ unique spirit.

A spot for small scholars

Two local moms have opened the Port Richmond Academy with the goal of providing little ones with a place to not only play, but learn. 

An ‘amazing group of parents and friends’

 The By My Side playgroup in Fishtown gives kids a chance to let loose through play, while giving parents a chance to find support in one another. 

River Wards news in brief for the week of August 21

Douglas High School to re-open as a charter; maimed cats found in Port Richmond, and more news in brief.