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Cartoons brought to the forefront at Catholic exhibit

It’s a scary sight. Bishops, depicted to look like alligators, descend upon the shores of America, ready to devour fearful children. The background is dominated by a building resembling the Vatican. Thomas Nast’s anti-Catholic cartoon, which...

Creating a buzz

Beekeeper Denis Cockerham owns Bucksadelphia Honey Company, tending to hundreds of thousands of bees that help pollinate Benjamin Rush State Park and beyond.

Oxford Circle native releases memoir

One day last year, Richard Krassen woke up and decided he wanted to write a memoir. The result, “Breadcrumbs on My Journey: Celebrating Life in the City of Brotherly Love,” chronicles Krassen’s life, from his...

Northeast Philly has lots of flavor

More than 300 people packed into the Philadelphia Ballroom in Somerton last week for the third annual Flavors of the Northeast. They had a chance to taste Dagwoods Pub’s seafood mac and cheese, Broncos Brazilian...

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...

Northeast Philly manufacturing company celebrates 100 years

It’s rare to find a success story in Philadelphia manufacturing. Back in the 1970s, many companies moved to the South to cut costs, and, in the early 2000s, more moved to China. Bill Stockwell, the fourth-generation...

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...

Through the storm

Bustleton resident Dr. Malka al Saadi will speak at Northeast Regional Library about her autobiography Beyond the Sandstorm, which chronicles her life growing up in Iraq and coming to Philadelphia.

Back on his feet

Seven years after being told he would never walk, talk or hear again, Mike Weiner is heading home from Glendale Uptown Home in Rhawnhurst in what is regarded as nothing short of a miracle.

Rewarding work

JEVS Achievement through Counseling and Treatment (ACT II) has so far helped 10 individuals in recovery find employment through its new program.
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