Marrickville

Man with sword charged over Marrickville fight

A man who armed himself with a sword during an argument at a unit block in Sydney's inner west has been charged after another man was assaulted.

Man hit by train in Marrickville, loses leg

Chemistry lab fight turns nasty (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy A man has suffered horrific leg injuries after being struck by a train at Marrickville railway station.

Marrickville puts trees before concrete

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James Robertson Marrickville Council last night abandoned a controversial proposal to give concrete priority over trees when repairing council footpaths.

Marrickville Council's move to boycott Israel sinks in stormy sea of debate

Fiona Byrne

Josephine Tovey MARRICKVILLE Council's controversial push for a boycott of Israel was quashed at a tempestuous, crowded meeting last night.

Marrickville boycott of Israel expected to collapse

Photograph shows Mayor of Marrickville and Greens MP, Fiona Byrne.

Josephine Tovey MARRICKVILLE Council's push for a boycott of Israel is likely to be quashed at a meeting tonight despite an attempt by the mayor, Fiona Byrne, to soften the move by calling for an in-principle...

Battle for Marrickville down to the wire

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Josephine Tovey In a seat it has held for 101 years, Labor will fight a beachhead battle today, with Deputy Premier Carmel Tebbutt under extreme threat from the Greens..

Social justice at local scale takes courage, Tutu tells Marrickville mayor

Desmond Tutu

Josephine Tovey THE Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has penned a letter of praise to Marrickville Council over its support for a boycott of Israel, almost two months after the policy was abandoned amid an angry...

Marrickville blocks mall developer

Kelsey Munro URBAN AFFAIRS OPPOSITION to an expansion of the Marrickville Metro mall is growing after the council moved to block the developer's plans to buy an adjacent road.

Greens reject Hale for Marrickville

Sean Nicholls THE NSW upper house MP, Sylvia Hale, has failed in her bid to contest the seat of Marrickville for the Greens after the deputy mayor of Marrickville, Fiona Byrne, beat her in a preselection ballot.

Belles on wheels: hits and memories with roller derby's wild women

SMH/NEWS/SAT.  Pic of 3 Roller Derby teams training together at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill Sydney before the competition at Luna Park in Sydney on Saturday.  The 3 teams were Team Lumberjack, The Brawling Bar Belles, The Black Widows. For a story by Michael Kozio.  Pic by Nic Walker. Date 4th September 2014.

Michael Koziol By day, 43-year-old Deby Horne is the unassuming operations manager for a small import/export business in Marrickville.

CFMEU took weekly kickbacks from George Alex companies, royal commission hears

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Anna Patty The royal commission into union corruption has heard the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union allegedly received a weekly kickback of $2500 from labour-hire companies linked to crime...

Death of former NSW deputy premier Ron Mulock

James Robertson Ron Mulock, the former mayor of Penrith and deputy premier of NSW, has died.

Former Green MP Sylvia Hale donates $500,000 to the homeless

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Rachel Browne Former Greens politician Sylvia Hale is giving $500,000 to Bridge Housing, which provides affordable accommodation to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Sydney real estate: Enter the tiny house, the McMansion antidote on wheels

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Daisy Dumas As far as comments on modern day excess go, there can be few more logistically challenging than editing one's life to fit neatly into a home that can be crossed in two paces.

Some Sydney garbage trucks back on the road, but others still grounded

Cleanaway's fleet was grounded because of a crash in Adelaide.

Leesha McKenny and Eryk Bagshaw Garbage services halted across Sydney are expected to begin to return to normal, after councils were advised that some of the trucks grounded by one of Australia’s largest waste management...

Plenty of be-bop-a-lula as Fifties Fair comes to town

Rockabilly girls: Melina Mel Kesic (left) and Dame Claire Bowdler getting ready for the fifties fair at the Leopard Lounge hair salon, Newtown.

Daisy Dumas Devotees to the victory rolls, red lips and winged eyeliner of the post-war decade will gather at Rose Seidler House on Sunday.

Illegal warehouse parties boom after lockouts

Rise in warehouse raves.

Michael Koziol Illegal warehouse parties have proliferated since the state's new liquor laws were introduced, according to club owners and music promoters, with partygoers trying to escape 1.

Circus monkey escapee prompts debate about exotic animals under the Big Top

Portrait of the monkey who escaped from the Lennon Brothers Circus in Castle Hill, Sydney.
24th July 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Tim Barlass It is a scene from a byegone era. A big top tent, lions walking along planks, a performing monkey (rhesus macaque) riding on a miniature horse and camels doing a turn.

From Thursday Island to the New York Marathon, via City2Surf

Indigenous Marathon Project runners Raymond Ingram and Tali Tabuai at Henson Park

Daisy Dumas Raymond Ingram and Tali Tabuai pace Marrickville’s Henson Park oval as the sun sets on one of their last training days before next Sunday’s City2Surf.

Parramatta Road redevelopment suddenly doubled

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James Robertson The state government appears to have quietly doubled its projections for the number of new houses that will line a major redevelopment of land around Parramatta Road.