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Roosevelt Playground receives $750,000 renovation

City officials and community members last week gathered at Roosevelt Playground for a ribbon cutting and dedication on the newly renovated public space. The $750,000 renovation was funded by Councilman Bobby Henon. Upgrades include new...

Holmesburg resident wants good things to happen in Philly

Some say bad things happen in Philadelphia, but Holmesburg resident Cheryl Molle wants to highlight the good things that happen in the City of Brotherly Love, too. The quote from President Donald Trump came at...

Firefighter honored for saving child’s life

To an ordinary person, it would have been the ultimate act of bravery. But Sean Dugan isn’t your ordinary person, and he was just doing what his instincts taught him. Dugan was driving home from a...

Community school coordinators appreciated

They may not physically be back in schools, but community school coordinators are still working hard for their students and communities. Last week was Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week, where coordinators at the city’s 17...

Empowering Cuts gets RV for mobile barbershop

When Joshua Santiago started providing haircuts to people struggling with homelessness, it was his dream to one day own an RV so he could take his services to the road. The Mayfair resident has...

Physical Intelligence helps manage stress on a personal level

There is a stress epidemic going on in the world right now, Patricia Peyton believes, but it started long before COVID-19. Though the virus has amplified stress levels, Peyton, who grew up in Mayfair,...

Local high school students offering free online tutoring

When COVID-19 first shut down schools toward the end of last school year, best friends Chantelle Faria and Molly McCaffrey noticed they were having a harder time focusing on schoolwork as learning rapidly became...

Recruiting students to work the polls

Emily Poland, of Bustleton, isn’t old enough to vote. But that isn’t going to stop her from being a positive factor come election time. Poland, a 17-year-old senior at Julia Reynolds Masterman High School in...

Fox Chase teen publishes Phighter: A Northeast Story

Danny Montvydas used his author’s note to explain the backdrop for his new book. “No one writes books about Northeast Philly or sets them in Northeast Philly. I’ll write one myself,” he wrote. Montvydas, 17, recently...

Bustleton community remembers young cancer victim

In August last year, the third annual Save the Second Base wiffle ball tournament was hosted at Hayes Memorial Playground to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. The event was called Homeruns...
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