Story Archive September 07 2011

9/11 + 10

A retired NE Philly firefighter remembers the day nearly 10 years ago when death and destruction changed America forever.

Another year, another important Hero Thrill Show

In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.

The art of age and wisdom

When Frankford Avenue came to life with art and culture for the First Friday celebration last week, the spotlight was directed on not just the budding artists of tomorrow, but also on two women who’ve been at the center of the Fishtown arts community for most of their lives.

Keeping Willow

Willow is a fluffy calico kitten that is social and sweet. She craves and loves attention and is great with other animals and children. Willow is spayed, vaccinated and Fiv and Felv tested negative. She’s in Foster care via Forgotten Cats. FC provides sterilization assistance for homeless felines. Apply at or apply at the adoption center in PetSmart at 901 Old York Road.