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New Mayfair school won’t be in Lincoln’s “front yard,” Henon says

Sixth District City Councilman Bobby Henon is planning to introduce a bill in the coming days to make sure Mayfair’s newest elementary school is not built in front of Lincoln High School Henon told residents...

Northwood residents talk neighborhood issues

Residents discussed a variety of neighborhood issues at the Nov. 20 Northwood Civic Association meeting. Among the topics were two vacant or soon-to-be-vacant properties -- the old Frankford YMCA building, 4704 Leiper St., and National...

Around Town

Holy Inn going to Atlantic City Holy Innocents Parish is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 4. A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. The cost...

Santander Bank, Eagles Distribute Thanksgiving Meals

Quite a feast: Above, Maria Veltre of Santander Bank (center) and Eagles player Mack Hollins (far right) provided Phillip Ferrilli from Northeast Philadelphia with a complete Thanksgiving meal, plus a pair of tickets to...

Calendar of Events: Nov. 29- Dec. 6

Thursday, Nov. 29 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...

Families of fallen officers honored

Local law enforcement came together last week to honor about 40 families who have had family members killed in the line of duty. The Nov. 21 event, at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, provided...

O’Neill hands out $23K in grants to organizations

City Councilman Brian O’Neill presented the money to the groups during an event at the Fraternal Order of Police. City Councilman Brian O’Neill recently distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund grants to 141 nonprofit, volunteer organizations in...

Debate over new squatting law

Changes could be coming to a recently enacted law aimed at helping homeowners who fall victim to squatters. A bill amending the law made it out of committee last week, but not before some tense...

Local student designs university Christmas card

A Christmas card featuring the artwork of a Somerton student will soon be sent out to about 1,400 homes around the region. Stephanie Vogelman, 22, won a contest to design a card to be sent...

Woman killed after being hit by SEPTA bus

A 65-year-old woman was killed Monday afternoon after being hit by a SEPTA bus near Frankford Transportation Center, police said. The woman, whom authorities did not identify, was struck in the crosswalk just before 2...
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