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Hohenstein secures grant for six schools

Six public schools in the 177th Legislative District will each receive $10,000 to go toward cultural education, literacy and STEM resources.

SureShade continues to grow

SureShade picked an appropriate day for the grand opening of its new location. Manufacturing Day takes place on the first Friday in October, and SureShade invited elected officials, city representatives, business partners and others to...

Kane does it all for Pandas

Brooke Kane has the talent to be one of the top scorers in the area. But that’s not her game. Kane is a senior offensive midfielder on the Nazareth Academy High School soccer team and on...

JEVS and SNHU partner to create flexible, career-enhancing program

SNHU Powered by JEVS is a program that will equip students with career-enhancing skills and allow them to learn at their own pace.

Mayfair school gets design approval, but still no deal with neighbors

Mayfair’s new school cleared its first hurdle -- getting approval from a city design committee -- but tensions between the School District of Philadelphia and neighborhood leaders continue to bubble. The sometimes-contentious negotiations, over public...

Taking a hands-on approach to fighting blight

Over the past several years, a former 7-Eleven at Frankford Avenue and Levick Street has been more than an eyesore for neighbors. Tractor-trailers filled the parking lot, trucks illegally dumped and weeds grew up through...

Running down a dream

Some people might find driving 200 miles in a weekend challenging. Michael Gagliardi didn’t drive it, he ran it. Gagliardi took part in the Tahoe 200, a 205-mile race around Lake Tahoe. The race began on Sept....

Disston Rec to get $850,000 playground

On an unseasonably warm first day of fall, city officials and students from Keystone Academy Charter School gathered at Disston Recreation Center in Tacony to celebrate an $850,000 playground project. A groundbreaking ceremony, attended by...

Spirit of St. Joachim

About 10 volunteers gathered Saturday morning to spruce up a cemetery belonging to a Frankford church that closed six years ago. Their work, broken up only by the rumble of the “El” train from the...

Head of the class

Joseph J. Greenberg Elementary School was designated as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of 362 schools nationwide to be recognized for its academic excellence.
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