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Torresdale mourns a beloved community advocate

East Torresdale is mourning the recent death of one of its greatest-ever community advocates and volunteers. Bernard M. Reidenberg, 96, passed away on April 17.Reidenberg was a retired interior decorator and a beloved husband, father,...

Pennypack Park cleanup is a success

More than 20 volunteers participated in the Friends of Pennypack Park’s monthly park cleanup on April 30, collecting 25 bags of trash, three bags of recyclable cans and numerous large items that had been...

Military Matters, May 19, 2011 edition

Army National Guard Sgt. Robert E. Whaley and Army National Guard Spec. Stephen R. Crouthamel are returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, or...

Somerton discusses potential increase in traffic

If you ask Somerton residents about vehicle traffic in their neighborhood, they’ll say it’s already a big problem.At the May 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association, residents learned that traffic might be getting a...

Construction at Glen Foerd mansion close to completion

Improvements almost are complete at one city-owned park facility in East Torresdale and will soon be under way at another, according to guest speakers at the May 9 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic...

Join Tacony Pride Day activities

The Tacony Civic Association will onsor the first Tacony Pride Day on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.All Tacony residents and businesses are encouraged to clean up the front and back of their homes and...

Baldi Middle School has creative kids

Photos of wildlife and plants from Pennypack Park were used as inspiration for a mural that is in the works at Baldi Middle School. Baldi held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday...

St. Anselm has the power of prayer

Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald recently blessed and dedicated the new Prayer Garden at St. Anselm Parish in Parkwood.The ceremony took place following the 10 o’clock Mass.The garden features an entrance walkway, Stations of the Cross,...

Old-timers group presents honors

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week presented its William “Pickles” Kennedy Memorial Award to a longtime volleyball official and a successful fast-pitch softball team.Kennedy was a former star basketball player at Abraham Lincoln...

Emotional attachment for fighting AIDS

For the TimesEver since he was a teenager, Philadelphian Jon Garvey has been an eager volunteer. At 15, it was the Red Cross, and all through high school he signed up for community service projects.Then,...
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