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Celebrating Halloween

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) on Saturday afternoon hosted Bobby’s Halloween Boo Bash at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. The day featured trick or treating through trunks and tables; games and activities; a disc jockey;...

Scrap company flourishing along the river

Morris Iron & Steel owner Ron Greller has a simple explanation as to why his business is doing so well. “There’s always a market for scrap,” he said. Morris is a family-owned, fourth-generation company with office...

Socks for the street

For most 11-year-olds, keeping up with virtual schooling and helping his mother volunteer would be more than enough to fill a schedule. For Normandy’s Declan Cassidy, though, it’s not enough. Last year, Declan decided to...

Torresdale resident releases high-fantasy novel

Just like the main character in her debut novel, Torresdale resident Melissa Matos couldn’t resist the call. In Song of the Wild, a high-fantasy/mystery novel penned by Matos and available now, protagonist Glade Balladeer must...

100 more things to do in Philadelphia

Irene Levy Baker loves to talk about Philadelphia. So much so, that she ran out of room in her first book of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die, that she created a...

Building cool stuff at Oat Foundry

At Oat Foundry, the motto is, “We build cool stuff,” for brands and companies worldwide. Oat Foundry opened in 2013 at the Frankford Arsenal Business Center, 2275 Bridge St. City Councilman Bobby Henon sponsored a resolution...

Community fridge comes to Lawncrest

If you spot a yellow refrigerator on the sidewalk outside Restoration Church on the 6400 block of Rising Sun Avenue, feel free to help yourself to what’s inside. Or better yet, feel free to...

Lodging needed for Hosts for Hospitals

For 13 years, Cathy Davis has opened the doors of her home to strangers in need. She’s the outreach coordinator for Hosts for Hospitals, a program that connects patients who have to travel for...

Essential connections

When Makai Chetram graduated the HVAC program at Orleans Technical College in 2018, he achieved two goals. One, he got hired at a job for something he went to school for. Two, he was...

Federation Housing celebrates 50 years

In his office, Eric Naftulin keeps his old janitor uniform displayed. It looks like something a gas attendant would wear, but for Naftulin, executive vice president at Federation Housing, it’s a reminder of where...
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