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Texting his way to the top

Philadelphia Academy Charter School student Ryan Hettel, 16, won a texting competition held at Orleans Technical College earlier this month. The National Court Reporters Association’s Director of Membership and Marketing, Sara Wood, presented him with a $1,000 scholarship.


Tacony Academy celebrates science

Tacony Academy Charter School hosted a celebration to unveil the Tesla Foundation’s Science Award on April 9.


Statewide traffic deaths reach all-time low

Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2014 with 1,195 fatalities reported on the state’s highways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Planting seeds of opportunity

Looking to learn more about urban gardening or get some dirt on your green thumb?


Pets of the Week: April 22, 2015

Heather has a sweet soul


McDonald Scholarship Fund golf outing slated for May 15

The Sgt. Patrick McDonald Scholarship Fund invites golfers to register for its annual outing at John F. Byrne Golf Club on Friday, May 15. There will be two tee times, 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with a lunch buffet of meatballs, roast beef, hot dogs and salad starting at 11 a.m.


Many homeowners to receive reassessment notices

About 131,000 Philadelphia homeowners will be receiving reassessment notices from the city’s Office of Property Assessment for Tax Year 2016.


A historical performance

Neshaminy reenactment recalls 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War.   


Deer management program helps control overpopulation

Sharpshooters hired by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation killed 165 deer in city parks including 68 in Pennypack Park during the recently completed annual deer management program.


Date set for Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and May Fair events

The Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run & Walk and the Mayfair May Fair will take place on Saturday, May 16, rain or shine.