Friends of Adaire resorts to creative way to help school

Alexander Adaire School in Fishtown has been running out of basic supplies, such as paper. PHOTO COURTESY OF BETH GILBERT-CROWELL By Ali Eaves Star Managing Editor About halfway through last school year, Alexander Adaire School ran out of paper. It’s not as though school officials could just buy more–there was no more money.  Sadly, this …

Rough riding

Traffic maneuvers around potholes at Hartel and Roosevelt Blvd. on Monday, March 10. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / STAR PHOTO By John Loftus For Star You’d think that, with 15 storms this winter that together dropped more than 5 feet of snow, Philly would have set a new snowfall record, but, no, it didn’t. There’s still time, …

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of March 5

Maritime Academy Charter School chosen as buyer for Douglas building The School District of Philadelphia has chosen Maritime Academy Charter School as the potential buyer for the former Stephen Douglas High School building in Port Richmond, the district announced last Wednesday. The charter school has been leasing the building and holding its high school classes …

River Wards events for the week of March 5

Chemical site meeting The NKCDC is coordinating a public meeting regarding the former Pathan Chemical Site located at 427-447 Moyer St. The site has been found to contain concentrations of lead in soil and 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloropropane, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in groundwater.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Fishtown …

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Feb. 26

SKCP rejects Hope Street townhomes The South Kensington Community Partners Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously rejected a proposal for the construction of residential duplexes and townhomes on Hope Street last Wednesday at a community zoning meeting.  Of the eight people who voted during this meeting, not one was in favor of this project, which would …

Walnut Street Theatre expands in Port Richmond

The Walnut Street Theatre has purchased the 85,000-square-foot property that houses the company’s Scenic and Properties Shop, which will become a production center for the city’s performing arts community. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK GARVIN Port Richmond is the home of the Walnut Street Theatre’s latest venture. The theater company purchased an 85,000-square-foot property and building …

A day at city hall

Little Flower’ junior Alexis Colon kicks off the 2014 PAL Day at City Hall with Mayor Nutter, her designated politican to shadow for the day. Maria Pouchnikova / STAR PHOTO Michael Nutter introduced the city to his possible successor last Friday. That’s not to say Alexis Colon may be the next mayor of Philadelphia. After …