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Torresdale Playground getting overhaul

Groundbreaking took place last Friday for a $1.4 million renovation of Torresdale Playground, 9550 Frankford Ave. City Councilman Bobby Henon and Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Orlando Rendon were joined by students at Father Judge...

Showing their heart

Students and staff at Keystone Academy Charter School wore their hearts on their sleeves, or more specifically their shirts, this Valentine’s Day. The school raised $690 to donate to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter...

FOP Auxiliary delivers Cookies for Cops

The Michael J. Lutz Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Auxiliary recently held its eighth annual Cookies for Cops program to thank officers. Auxiliary members make the cookies and accept donations from other police supporters...

Services offered for grandparents raising grandchildren

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is offering a program that will reimburse grandparents raising their grandchildren for certain activities – a living situation PCA says is growing more common due to the opioid epidemic.

Calendar of Events: Feb. 21-28

Thursday, Feb. 21 EVENTS Afternoon Artists at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 6918 Torresdale Ave. Art history theme. Homeschooling families are welcome with children 6 and up. Students not being...

WWII veteran receives medal

State Rep. Jared Solomon last week presented a Congressional Gold Medal to World War II veteran Max Gordon during a ceremony at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. Max and Hilda Gordon have lived on the 1100...

Ex-cop Nordo charged with rape, sexual assault

Former homicide detective and Somerton resident Philip Nordo was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 19, and charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual assault and other crimes relating to his time as a Philadelphia police officer. Nordo,...

Holy Family celebrates 65 years

Holy Family University last week marked its 65th birthday by holding a Great Day to be a Tiger celebration. About 400 people participated in the celebration. The day included a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Jim...

7th PDAC honors two Officers of Month

Stellar police work: Pictured are (from left) Capt. Robert Ritchie, Police Officers Edward Sawicki and George Marko.George Marko and Edward Sawicki were named Officers of the Month for December by the 7th Police District...

Mayfair woman enters City Council at-large race

Hena Veit, a forensic mitigation specialist who lives in Mayfair, is running as a Democrat for a City Council at-large seat. Veit, 52, was born in Pakistan, grew up in London and has lived in...
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