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CORA celebrates 50th anniversary and expanded services

CORA Services Inc.’s annual Champions for Children event may not have looked the same this year as in years past, but there was more to celebrate here than ever before. Founded in 1971, this year...

In online era, kids could be more susceptible to trafficking

In a time when people are relying on technology more than ever, it’s important to be aware that children are more susceptible to being trafficked through online interactions, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is warning. Philadelphia...

Ryan coach ready to get started with new staff

Billy Murphy just wanted to take in his son’s baseball game. It changed everything. Murphy was watching his son play at Archbishop Ryan High School and found himself sitting near school president Mike Barnett while the...

Reilly has the Firebirds unbeaten

Shane Reilly jokes that the goal was to build a super team. But that’s not really what happened. Reilly is a junior at Holy Ghost Prep High School, and when he was in eighth grade at...

Torresdale native to release book remembering her mother

For 6,834 consecutive nights, Olivia McDonnell made sure to tell her mom that she loved her. Even after McDonnell moved out of their Torresdale home to study at Drexel University, or as her career...

Kensington activist to challenge Boyle for U.S. House seat

Kensington resident Salem Snow, who bills himself as “a grassroots left-wing alternative to establishment politicians,” has announced a run for Congress. Snow will challenge Brendan Boyle, incumbent congressman for Pennsylvania’s 2nd district, in the...

At Ryan, hockey is a family affair

Connor Smith didn’t find out until it was a done deal. Smith is a senior on the Archbishop Ryan High School ice hockey team, and after his sophomore year, the program was going through a...

Grant hoping to lead Little Flower to memorable year

Mikyla Grant always liked basketball. And she loved to score. But the Little Flower High school senior likes it more now that she knows the right way to play. Grant grew up playing for the Triple Threat...

Boyle thanks PA National Guard troops for protecting Capitol

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-2nd dist.) on Thursday visited Pennsylvania National Guard troops stationed on Capitol Hill. He presented them with a citation and handed out soft pretzels from the Soft Pretzel Factory. The troops...

Mayfair BID looking ahead to successful 2021

The Mayfair Business Improvement District held its annual stakeholders meeting Monday night on Zoom, re-electing board vice chairman Jason Vizirov of First Class Pharmacy and treasurer Joe Maniaci of Maniaci, Ciccotta & Schweizer without...
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