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Friends of Pennypack Park remove more than 100 bags of trash

The Friends of Pennypack Park recently cleaned the area near Frankford and Solly avenues. In all, 48 volunteers filled 101 bags of trash and cans, along with removing 11 tires, four shopping carts, two queen-sized...

Orsen and Jessica want to join your family

Orsen appreciates the little things in life, like snuggling with his human and snoozing on the couch. This 2-year-old pittie boy loves other dogs. Orsen will thrive in a home that allows him some time to...

Wissinoming Civic covers trash cans, crosswalk buttons and more

The Wissinoming Civic Association discussed various neighborhood issues at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29, including trash, a senior development and a missing crosswalk button. Wissinoming Civic President John Barnes said the group has received...

Fee could be key in plastic bag proposal

Legislation banning plastic bags is meandering its way through City Council. The question seems to be not whether to ban single-use plastic bags, but, rather, if a fee should be imposed on paper bags. Plastic bags,...

Stuck in limbo after condo fire

For nearly 30 years, paintings and tropical plants adorned Lidia Shan’s Somerton condominium. Then, on Oct. 30, 2017, a fire broke out in her building at Carousel Station, 301 Byberry Road, a sprawling condominium development...

Local woman urges Council to support state bill on disabilities education

Nancy Ostroff, a Burholme resident pushing legislation to require schools to teach about disabilities in the younger grades, last week brought her fight to City Council. Ostroff spoke on Council Resolution 190839, introduced by Councilwoman...

Calendar of Events: Nov. 7-14

Thursday, Nov. 7 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...

Residents protest incoming massive warehouse

On last Sunday’s sunny but chilly morning, almost 50 neighbors from Bustleton and surrounding communities gathered at the intersection of Bustleton and Red Lion Road to send one clear message: No warehouse. Conversation about the...

Mayfair residents, school district reach agreement on new school

An agreement has been reached. An at-times bitter battle between Mayfair neighbors and the School District of Philadelphia ended Monday, Oct. 28, when the two sides agreed to a compromise on issues related to the...

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Nazareth Hospital to host Veterans Day lunch All current or former members of the military can stop by Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
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