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Why You Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Judge Philly ‘Scrappers’ Digging for Trash

“Did someone catch him doing it? If so did they break his hands? I sure hope so.” “There are soooo many lately.” “He’s up too […]

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OPINION: Neighborhoods Are Bearing the Cost of the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup

When the city demolished the Conrail drug community in Kensington, it was as if Carrie Nation herself had returned from the grave to swing her […]

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Man Charged in Port Richmond Crash That Killed Mother, Injured Son

Philadelphia police have arrested a Torresdale man in connection with a fatal crash that occurred over the weekend in Port Richmond and claimed the life of a […]

Property

First-Time Find: Design for Living in Old Richmond for $325K

The buzz these days is that Fishtown may be over — that is, it’s no longer a neighborhood where you can snap up a housing […]

Property

First-Time Find: A Little Gem in Port Richmond for $146.5K

Usually, we go combing listings throughout the city and suburbs in search of dynamite homes for sale at modest prices to feature in this weekly […]

Property

Checkmate in East Kensington? Broker Rearranges the Chessboard

I’ve gotten lots of pitches from real estate agents and others that lead me to ask, “What’s in a name?” The answer, it appears, is, […]

Business

A Piece of Philly’s Polish History Is Up for Lease in Port Richmond

In case you haven’t noticed, Port Richmond stands on the verge of becoming the next Fishtown and East Kensington put together. Already, rejeuvenation has taken hold […]

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Grey Lodge’s “Scoats” Takes Over Bonk’s Bar

Mike “Scoats” Scotese has made a name for himself by running the Grey Lodge in Northeast Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Making the bar one of […]

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First-Time Find: Get In on the Ground Floor in Port Richmond

As Fishtown continues to rise in popularity, the first waves of change are lapping up against the next neighborhood upriver, Port Richmond. Port Richmond has […]

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Philly’s First Grocery Store with Wine

The Richmond Bottle Shop within the IGA Super Market at 2497 Aramingo Avenue is now selling wine. Thanks to the law change that went into effect […]

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First Look: Bait & Switch

Let’s get one thing straight: there’s no truly regional seafood tradition in the Mid-Atlantic. Sure, Barnegat Bay has it’s scallops, the Chesapeake has its crabs, […]

Property

For Rent: Port Richmond’s Pan-Dandy Ghost Sign Apartment

Lookin’ for a unique pad to rent in Port Richmond? The apartment with the 100-year-old ghost sign is now for rent. The Somers Team pinged us […]

Property

36 Affordable Townhomes to Replace Vacant Lot in Port Richmond

About ten minutes from the blighted Orinoka textile factory building, another eyesore takes up promising real estate. Fortunately, like Orinoka, the vacant lot at 2201 E. Auburn […]

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Sexual Assault at Port Richmond’s Graffiti Pier Yesterday

Since Conrail moved its coal-carrying operations to Baltimore in the early ’90s, Pier 124 has been a hulking, abandoned ruin at the edge of Port […]

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Mother Killed in Port Richmond With 2-Year-Old Daughter in the House

22-year-old mother Stephanie Dzikowski was killed overnight in Port Richmond, police say. Her 2-year-old daughter was home but uninjured. “Neighbors here in the 3000 block of Aramingo […]