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. ... Full story
Thanks to the new tool CultureBlocks, the public can see the specifics of any city area, especially as they relate to creativity and the arts. The tool could help ‘leverage cultural activity into neighborhood revitalization.’ The River Wards, then, could see increased assistance to the arts and culture community. ... Full story
Philadelphia Police Department District 24 Captain Charles Vogt said he's not seeing an uptick of crime in Port Richmond, despite what some neighbors might feel. With a limited number of police resources available, he said, residents have to help be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. ... Full story
Spring has sprung in the River Wards, and everyone’s out and about, keeping busy around the neighborhoods. Here, snapshots from several notable moments in the communities. SEE IMAGE GALLERY AT RIGHT.
A local fashion designer is building a reputation, and her style knowledge has earned her invites to several of TV's biggest talk-shows. ... Full story
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. ... Full story