As fall rounds the corner, keep up on all the events around your neighborhoods with our guide.
Fishtown boasts what's considered “the biggest, greenest block in Philadelphia.”
Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.
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.
Community leaders invited to Las Vegas to tour a Wynn casino similar to the one proposed for the River Wards; Port Richmond residents vote unanimously against a halfway house; Hinge Cafe temporarily closed, and more news in brief.
A City Council committee last week unanimously approved a measure that would absolve property owners who lose assessment appeals of interest payments on their 2014 taxes.
River Wards help to support dying woman’s fundraising wish
The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students. Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”
The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.