Articles by Sam Newhouse

Star breaking news: Wednesday, July 17

A fire in Fishtown; missing boy last seen in Port Richmond.

‘Times are changing’ in Port Richmond

Tony's Pizza is up for sale, but is likely to remain a pizza restaurant; the vacant Pilsudski Fraternal Association could become apartments, and the former law offces of the late Jack E. Matty may become a family-owned drug store. 

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of July 17

Front and Norris streets housing project cancelled; Port Richmond dancer sues; police hunt for Kensington carjacker. 

Bridesburg Historical Society could soon be homeless

The closure of All Saints Parish and the adjoining Marian Hall means that the Bridesburg Historical Society, along with other community groups, will soon need a new place to meet.

Fishtown could see less old factories, more new apartments

Community members vote ‘yes’ on Tulip Street and Columbia Avenue developments, neighbors living within 500 feet vote ‘no.’

‘The neighborhood will continue’

Citing development in River Wards neighborhoods like Fishtown and Northern Liberties, members of the Bridesburg Business Association say they have high hopes for the future of the tight-knit community.

Port Richmond industrial site could become halfway house

An organization that specializes in "halfway home" re-entry facilities for parolees is moving their offices to Port Richmond, but it's unclear whether they will build a halfway home facility there as well.

First Friday on Frankford

There are a little more than three weeks until the next First Friday, and the event has taken off in the River Wards. Even the rain can’t stop it.

A bid to buy the blight

As part of Star's ongoing series, "The Blight Fight," the story of one Port Richmond man who hopes to purchase the vacant former office of the “slumlord millionaire.”

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of June 5

Changes in River Wards churches; home invasion in Port Richmond; an expanding SugarHouse.