Making Murray on St. Patrick’s Day

Photo (above): Jim Murray and Ronald McDonald at golf outing Making Murray on St. Patrick’s Day By Frank Dougherty When Jim Murray learned he had been named grand marshal for the 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, he felt he had received… Continue Reading

Are Ghost Writers the Only Ghosts at Port Richmond Bookstore?

(Above: From left: Greg Gillespie, Irish Edition writer Frank Dougherty, book dealer Dave Miller, and paranormal investigator John Levy discuss the weird occurrences taking place at Port Richmond Books. — Photo  |  Jim Talone) By Frank Dougherty Gregory Gillespie these days… Continue Reading

Society Hill Playhouse ‘Theatre isn’t an Elitist Activity’

By Frank Dougherty The Philadelphia theater that did for Irish-American wakes what Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding did for Italian-American connubial bliss this month is marking 50 years of presenting preeminent American and European stage productions. “The works of Irish playwrights… Continue Reading