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Council to review boarding house framework after tragic Newtown fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council will discuss a revised boarding house inspection regime at a meeting on Tuesday evening, in the wake of the March fire at Albermarie Boarding House in Newtown which claimed three lives. The review, prepared by Council Environmental Health & Building Regulation Manager Peter O’Connor, offers an extensive report on […]

REVIEW: ‘The Merry Wives Of Windsor’ at New Theatre

At first thought, placing Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives Of Windsor in 1980s suburban Australia seems unlikely to succeed. However, Victor Kalka’s tight direction, Cheryl Ward’s hilarious Sir John Falstaff, and a talented cast, pull it off – with great flair.   A simple backyard set (designed by Victor Kalka) complete with a Hills Hoist firmly […]

Spin: Election 2022 at Enmore Theatre

Charles Firth is one of three political wits behind Spin: Election 2022, in which The Chaser Digital and The Shovel present “a comedic masterclass on the upcoming election.” The other two wits are James Schloeffel, from the The Shovel, and the entertaining Mark Humphries (from the ABC’s 7:30). Schloeffel’s witty satirical journal, The Shovel, was born […]

Newtown Jets: Beer, Footy and Food festival returns after two-year dry spell

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Beer, Footy and Food Festival returned to Henson Park in Marrickville on Saturday after a two-year dry spell, with the hometown Newtown Jets prevailing over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles. The festival returned to Henson Park after a two-year absence, with thousands revelling in the rugby league while also enjoying […]

NSW government rejects Inner West boarding house safety proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has said that a proposal to jointly review the safety of boarding houses in the wake of the March Newtown fire has been rejected by the NSW government. Earlier this month, Inner West councillors unanimously supported a motion urgently requesting the NSW government to participate in […]

Emergency safety orders issued to two other boarding houses held by Newtown fire owner

By DANIEL LO SURDO Officers from Inner West Council have issued emergency orders to two other boarding houses owned by Albert Wong, after a fire at his Newtown boarding house last month claimed the lives of three people. Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne said on Friday morning that council officers observed "some health and safety […]

Exploring history through the Inner West Heritage Festival

BY AMBER GRIFFIN The Inner West’s fascinating heritage and enriched history deserves to be explored, appreciated, and celebrated. Brought to you by Australia’s National Trust, this year’s Inner West Heritage Festival will spark your curiosity for local history. With workshops, talks, guided walking tours, podcasts, and exhibitions, there has never been a better time to discover […]

‘Heart wrenching’: Inner West grieves tragic Newtown fire, as police charge man with murder

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West community continues to grieve the tragic fire at a Newtown boarding house on Tuesday morning, which claimed the lives of three people. Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said in a statement on Wednesday that the event was a "shocking tragedy", calling for "a renewed effort to improve safety and […]

The Return Of Newtown’s Lennox Street Studios Open Days

Next weekend Newtown Lennox Street Studios will once again swing open the door to the general public for their annual Open Studio Weekend on April 1-3. The famous annual Open Studio Weekend returns after what seems like forever thanks to COVID lockdowns & restrictions. These Open Studio Weekends have been an annual tradition for the […]

Enmore Theatre Floor Collapses At Genesis Owusu Concert

Patrons of the Enmore Theatre were left shocked on Thursday night when part of the floor collapsed during the Genesis Owusu solid-out concert. Photos and videos of the incident show that the centre of the theatre’s sloped red carpet floor had caved in under the weight of the crowd. According to Georgia Niederrad, who was […]