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Local volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

The Friends of Pennypack Park held an end-of-year Thanksgiving weekend cleanup, with 59 volunteers clearing 73 bags of trash and cans. The volunteers were Laya Press, James Patten (Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology), Marion and...

A Humble Hero

Police Officer Paul Sulock does not believe he is a hero. In fact, he felt a bit uncomfortable during a benefit held Sunday afternoon in his honor at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. “I don’t...

State to receive $10 million to fight drug epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday announced a $10 million grant to the state of Pennsylvania to fight the opioid epidemic. An announcement took place at The...

Mayfair CDC hosts Christmas Village

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Sunday hosted its annual Christmas Village and tree lighting at Frankford and Cottman avenues. More than 30 vendors were in attendance. Santa Claus posed for pictures, and Mrs. Claus...

Thinking outside the box

After sitting vacant for years, the property at 6243 Frankford Ave. now has freshly painted black walls – and a new purpose. Mayfair BID will operate a black box theater in the space, which will...

CORA Services honors community champions

On Giving Tuesday last week, CORA Services held its Champions For Children, which honored two individuals and an organization who have helped create a brighter future for local children and families. The honorees were civic...

St. Leo church will no longer serve as a worship site

  St. Leo the Great Church, 6658 Keystone St. in Tacony, will no longer serve as a worship sites of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, and will no longer be designated as a Roman Catholic...

Frankford playground to get a facelift

City officials and Frankford residents met last week to discuss a $345,000 project to rebuild the play area at Deni Playground, 1381 Ruan St. The project is going to include new playground equipment, benches, a...

Bustleton family attracts attention with Santa mailbox

This year, Bustleton has its very own “Saint Nick.” Nicholas Whalen and his wife Zena have installed a Santa mailbox outside their home at 9745 Hoff St. and are inviting children from the Northeast to...

Calendar of Events: Dec. 6-13

Thursday, Dec. 6 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...
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