Amidst great turmoil in the Philadelphia public school system, our communities’ schools are losing valuable and cherished staff members to layoffs.
Joe Galasso's brilliant year on the wrestling mat for Father Judge led to a commitment from his dream college.
— Teen tweets 800 times to win a chance to see One Direction in concert in NYC.
Updates and brief reports on River Wards news.
Neighbors throughout the River Wards have reported increased acts of crime in their areas in recent months. Here is a reminder of where to turn to report crime. Be persistent and remember, in a true emergency, dial 9-1-1.
— Hurricane Sandy was bad — very, very bad — but Northeast Philly fared much better than other areas on the East Coast.
Now that the worst of the massive hurricane has passed, neighbors throughout the River Wards must cope with the aftermath. Here’s what we know about flooding, power outages and other damage throughout the River Wards. This information is compiled from various news outlets, government web sites and Twitter feeds, as well as information from neighbors on community message boards online:
Samantha Pawlucy told Star last week she didn’t want her teacher, Lynette Gaymon, to be threatened. Now Gaymon has asked the same for her former student, who is reportedly not returning to Charles Carroll High.
Samantha Pawlucy, 16, wore a Romney-Ryan shirt to school one day. After her math teacher mocked her and was removed from teaching that class, Pawlucy’s now the focus of a nationwide discussion on free speech. She returned to school Tuesday for a short time, but will now reportedly transfer.