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Woodhaven Expressway completion makes wishlist

City Planner tells Somerton residents they should get involved in the project so their opinions can be on record.


Taubenberger is busy tending to Council matters

Al Taubenberger has been the one and only permanent president of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association for more than 20 years, but his time has been at a premium since he joined City Council a year ago.


SMT pastor leaving, to be replaced by St. Tim’s Olivere

The Rev. John F. Meyers, the pastor at St. Martin of Tours who recently announced he would close the convent, has been reassigned to serve as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, Montgomery County. The move is effective Jan. 30.


Possible merger for Our Lady of Ransom, Resurrection

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Our Lady of Ransom and Resurrection of Our Lord would be taking part in the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.


Pets of the Week: Jan. 18, 2017

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MLK’s legacy

Giving back: Students and volunteers at Abington Friends School helped make meals for the needy on Monday. They also made greeting cards for the less fortunate. The efforts were in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Every year, the school takes part in a service project to honor King. The meals will be distributed to those in need throughout the Northeast.


Details on soda tax explained at Chamber meeting

A city Department of Revenue official last week tried to fill in some of the blanks on the beverage tax for members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Civic group approves plan for housing at Solly Avenue site

Holmesburg Civic Association last week voted to not oppose a building use variance for the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.


Calendar of Events: Jan. 18, 2017

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Boyle discusses legislative priorities

Kevin Boyle plans to reform the Philadelphia Parking Authority and wants to tax energy companies that extract natural gas from the state’s Marcellus shale region.