The Philadelphia Water Department says recent floods in Port Richmond were due to the system being overwhelmed, but not by a breakdown in the sewage infrastructure.
City Council President Darrell Clarke recently stopped in Fishtown to address homeowner's concerns about the city's Actual Value Initiative.
After being closed for more than a month, the popular Port Richmond dining spot reopened this week to great excitement.
Community and local church efforts led to a charitable collection of over $4,000 and a roomful of donated goods for families on the 2800 block of Memphis Street displaced by a fire on July 21.
While no one was killed or seriously injured, adults and children whose homes were destroyed are left with only the clothes on their backs. Now, neighbors across the River Wards are working to lend a hand.
After an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the homes of five Port Richmond families, River Wards neighbors have responded in the way they know best: by coming together to support one another.
A Bridesburg food pantry is reducing its hours to curb local complaints of overcrowding, but some neighbors fear it may not be enough.
The neighborhood could see a huge influx of residential and commercial spaces in the coming years.
Bicyclists last week took off on an exploration adventure around the River Wards last week, and it demonstrated just how vibrant the communities really are.
Port Richmond’s Campbell Square was filled last week with neighbors who gathered to enjoy food, music and the sunshine.