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Northwood Civic holds elections

The Northwood Civic Association held elections for board seats during its Nov. 19 meeting. Mari Carrasquillo, who has organized recent festivals at Northwood Park, was voted in as vice president ahead of longtime board member...

Lawncrest gives thumbs down to 2 proposed triplexes

Lawncrest Community Association last week voted to oppose two proposed variances on multi-family properties. In both cases, the owners are trying to convert duplexes into triplexes. Residents voted, 22-17, to oppose conversions at 483 and 485...

Efforts underway to curb violence in Holmesburg

Janet Jackson lived at 13th and Dauphin streets in North Philadelphia for nearly 30 years, but she’s never seen anything like the rash of gun violence that’s struck her part of Holmesburg in recent...

LIFE center under construction at old Liddonfield site, but soccer field scrapped

NewCourtland and Holy Family University officials visited last week’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting to provide an update on construction plans at the former Liddonfield Homes housing project site. The 32-acre site has been vacant...


Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. Local...

Please help the Eleanor Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is here, followed by Black Friday. Shoppers will be out in force, looking for gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah, which this year runs from Dec. 22-30. However, some Northeast families don’t have the means to...

Calendar of Events: Nov. 28 – Dec. 5

Thursday, Nov. 28 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Friday, Nov. 29 EVENTS Advanced Line Dancing with Cil Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. 11 to 11:45 a.m. 215-685-0576. Art Class Acrylic painting on canvas. Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St. 6:30...


SISTERHOOD OF THE CONGREGATIONS OF SHAARE SHAMAYIM Thursday, Dec. 5. Carpools leave 9768 Verree Road at 10:30 a.m. to visit the Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History. $25....

Holiday happenings

Santa at Holmesburg Library Santa Claus will greet children and pose for pictures on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. The event, sponsored by Friends of Holmesburg Library,...

Moore wins lawsuit filed by ex-consultant, but new suit being drawn up

A Municipal Court judge last week sided with former City Council candidate Judy Moore in a breach-of-contract dispute with her former consultant and acting campaign manager. However, Dan Kalai will file a new lawsuit that...
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