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Longstanding pubs in danger of dying out

Longstanding pubs in danger of dying out

By Daniel Garzina It’s 2 p.m. on a Monday in January. Inside The Hill Top on Thomas Street, several neighborhood residents are scattered around the pub; some sprinkled at the…

Rubbish piling up as some try to avoid paying pickup fees

Rubbish piling up as some try to avoid paying pickup fees

By Kaitlyn Mattson Some Liberties residents wonder if a change in rubbish pick-up is leading to more garbage and discarded bags on local streets. “I love the neighborhood,” said Barbara…

Ghosts haunt some local sites, according to some locals

Ghosts haunt some local sites, according to some locals

By Patricia Boscán Ghosts of Liberties’ past haunt historical sites in the neighborhood, some locals say. As Brendan Browne and his construction crew work long into the night at Archbishop…

Dog fouling still a problem in the Liberties

Dog fouling still a problem in the Liberties

By Crystal Ramirez Darting eyes and quick feet are a must in the Liberties as residents dodge piles of dog feces on nearly every block. Many dog owners and local…

Gallery owner hopes more locals will frequent his shop

Gallery owner hopes more locals will frequent his shop

By Raefa Alsalah People come from all over to the Liberties’ historic art and antiques quarter that some say houses some of the most eclectic and dynamic works of art.…

Job seekers still flocking to SICCDA for help

Job seekers still flocking to SICCDA for help

By Corina Ferrer Marcano For more than a decade, the South Inner City Community Development Association has been a place where Liberty residents could prepare for job interviews, practice their…

Food co-op looking for new location

Food co-op looking for new location

By Tim Shaunnessey As The Dublin Food Co-op turns 30 this year, the organization is looking for a new home while battling to stay afloat and stay true to its…

After-school program seeks volunteers

After-school program seeks volunteers

By Marley Sherwood Eyes wide open, Ciara Reynolds, 12, and Shannon Walsh, 11, sit at an iMac inside the Computer Clubhouse on Rainsford Street. They are working with Photoshop for…

Community garden flourishes

Community garden flourishes

By Stephanie A. Caspelich On a nice summer day, a couple of Weaver’s Square residents looked out their windows and decided they needed a better view. The meetings they had…

Still unclear when parishioners can return to St. Catherine’s

Still unclear when parishioners can return to St. Catherine’s

By Mario Lekovic Joe Madden has laid to rest many family members at St. Catherine’s Church. Now, Madden and the rest of the Liberties community are fighting to make sure…