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Medical Mission Sister to receive humanitarian award

Sister Margaret McKenna, of the Medical Mission Sisters, will receive a humanitarian award on March 1. Sister Margaret is being honored by the alumni of New Jerusalem, a program she founded in 1989 to aid...

An archbishop with Northeast Philly ties

It felt like a homecoming. Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, whose deep connections to Philadelphia include a seven-year stint as pastor of St. William Church in Lawncrest, on Feb. 18 celebrated his first Mass as head...

Outlaw meets rank-and-file at FOP

Police officers lined up Wednesday morning in the ballroom at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 to meet new Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. Outlaw, who took over Feb. 10, said she was amazed by the turnout...

Most local elected officials getting free rides in 2020

  Last week was the deadline for candidates to file to run in the April 28 primary, and it’s shaping up as a pretty tame campaign season locally. The following candidates have no opponent in the...

Around Town

St. Hubert holding basket raffle St. Hubert High School, Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will be hosting Baskets for Bambies on Saturday, April 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the cafeteria. There will be more than...

Northwood Civic discusses parking problem

Residents at the Northwood Civic Association’s Feb. 18 meeting discussed how to approach parking problems on the 4600 block of Oakland Street. Almost all the properties on the block are rowhouses, and there’s parking on...

Holmesburg Civic hears about real estate taxes, water bills

Holmesburg Civic Association last week welcomed a representative from the city Department of Revenue. For information on water bills, call 215-MU6-6880. The number for real estate tax customer service is 215-MU6-6442. Or, visit the Northeast...

Fox Chase neighbors tackle apartment unit expansions, zoning issues

Neighbors heard a few zoning-related proposals at the February Fox Chase Town Watch and Homeowners Association meeting, but weren’t quite sold on any of them. First, Homeowners Association president George Bezanis read a proposal for...

Emily and Krista are lovely ladies

Emily been recovering from knee surgery and is now in a boarding kennel. She is 5 to 7 years old, spayed, up to date on shots, house trained, OK with older kids and dogs with...

Trips

HOLY INNOCENTS Tropicana Casino. Wednesday, March 11. $30 due by March 2. Receive $25 in slot cash. Depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. Leave Tropicana at 4:30 p.m. Reservation: Cindy,...
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