Harbour Authority backtracks on Ballast Point

Birchgrove’s Ballast Point Park will remain open to the public on New Year’s Eve, after Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) denied plans to restrict numbers … Read more

Superfluous Men in Balmain

Acclaimed Australian author Michael Wilding will launch his new novel, Superfluous Men, at Balmain Library on December 15. Set in a writers’ centre, it … Read more

Protesters rally as Common Ground rolls on

Camperdown residents rallied last Wednesday against State Government plans to demolish four housing commission terraces in preparation for a new housing project. The protest came … Read more

Hilarity and ridicule, whichever comes first

Following numerous rounds of heats which began on September 20, the final four teams for the 2009 Cranston Cup were announced last Sunday. Presented by … Read more

To the victor the spoils

For some, at least, the global financial crisis has a silver lining. In its attempts to keep the economy stimulated, the Federal Government is supporting … Read more

Issy Wyner Reserve set to re-open

He was a councillor, a mayor, a unionist, an activist and an historian. Now, local legend Issy Wyner is being honoured with the reopening of … Read more

Cooling-off period

The mercury might have been soaring across the state last Sunday, but Lilyfield provided the perfect antidote – the official reopening of Leichhardt Park Aquatic … Read more

Mental issues head priority list for Newtown

Twenty per cent of the population will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. This startling statistic is at the heart of … Read more


Hypocracy Many Marrickville residents will have received an email or letter from local MP Carmel Tebbutt offering them the opportunity to participate in her ‘excellent’ … Read more

Bilingual bonus

Leichhardt’s Italian Bilingual School, located in the Casa d’Italia, is amongst the latest to receive largesse from the Federal Government, with Federal Member for Grayndler … Read more