Northeast Times

 Articles by Sam Newhouse

Port Richmond embraces its fallen soldier

A Port Richmond man was the first American to die in the Korean War, and a plaque in his honor has been collecting dust. Now, a local group hopes to install the plaque in Campbell Square.


‘We’re all going to have to pray together’

Changes and mergers among many long-established River Wards churches have residents expressing mixed opinions and wondering what's next.


Neighborhood news in brief

A correction about the Port Richmond Memorial Day parade; armed suspect wanted for two robberies in River Wards, and more neighborhood news in brief.


Neighborhood still pays for ‘slumlord’ scams

While infamous River Wards slumlord Robert Coyle is beginning a six-year sentence in federal prison for loan fraud, the neighborhood is still dealing with the aftermath of his rampant row-home fraud, as well as new scammers duplicating Coyle's tactics.


Fishtown entertainment complex, Penn Treaty Village, held up in zoning

The proposal has earned community support, but a group of residents living on Allen Street oppose the project. The ZBA has yet to grant needed variances for the project.


Port Richmond’s eyes and ears

How the Port Richmond Town Watch contributes to neighborhood safety, in light of concerns about lacking police and abundant crime.


End of an era

Though the Port Richmond annual Memorial Day parade won’t take place this year, locals are working to make sure veterans are honored in some way.


End of an era

Though the Port Richmond annual Memorial Day parade won’t take place this year, locals are working to make sure veterans are honored in some way.


A memorial’s missing name

One Fishtown veteran wants to include a plaque on the Korean War Veterans Memorial in honor of the first Philadelphian to die in the war — a Port Richmond man.


Documentary team catches crime on film

A trio of filmmakers documenting the realities of poverty and crime in Kensington were thrust into the spotlight after they captured raw footage of a recent shooting in Port Richmond near the border of Kensington, but the documentarians say their project is about more than this one incident.