Articles by Star Staff

Riverward upcoming events for this week, May 9

We've got you covered! Here's our list of what's going on in your communities in the weeks ahead. Plus, a special section for Mother's Day events (can't forget about her!)

Riverward upcoming events for this week May 2

Every week, the Star keeps you updated on the events going on in your community. Here are this week's events:

Riverward upcoming events for this week-April 25

Listed here are the upcoming events around the neighborhoods for this week. If you'd like see your event listed here, please contact

Spicin’ it up!

At last week's Fishtown Chili Cook-Off, hundreds packed the spacious 2424 Studios on York Street to sample some of the spiciest grub local residents and restaurants had to offer.

Opinion: Local legislators weigh in on Catholic school closings

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) and City Councilman Bobby Henon (R-6th dist.) share their thoughts on last week's announcement.

Make some noise

So often, when we see something in the city that bothers us, the reaction is to gripe.

Op-ed: We don't need a new curfew

Dear Mayor Nutter and City Council,

Halloween fun for the river wards

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park held a Halloween Hoedown last week, giving out 410 pumpkins, plenty of candy and delicious gala apples. Check out the events below for more family friendly Halloween fun this week.

Dave Dougherty, a true philanthropist of the heart

The longtime youth mentor and president of the Fishtown Athletic Club passed away suddenly last week at the age of 53.

Events around the river wards this week

From harvest festivals to neighborhood clean ups and civic meetings, there's plenty going on in our neighborhoods this week.