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Parkwood Civic gets details for cleanup of Shallcross property

Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business. 


Northeast History Network visits Somerton Civic

Last summer, leaders of the Somerton Civic Association found themselves in the surprising position of responding to a letter by a New Jersey resident characterizing the neighborhood as monotonous and lacking historical sites. Two local historians refuted that assessment on Oct. 14 during the SCA’s monthly meeting.


MaST gets big donation

In September, MaST Community Charter School, 1800 E. Byberry Road, accepted a $3,000 donation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia Section to fund a new 3D plastic printer for the school’s new Makerspace. Makerspace is an innovative space with state-of-the-art equipment designed to cultivate creative thinking and unconventional learning among MaST students. Students can study 3D design, robotics, science, technology and healthcare in the facility. 


Letter about campaign sign appears to be phony

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Times, a woman named “Jenn Michaelson” claimed that a campaign sign for Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, fell onto Woodhaven Road and caused a four-inch-long scratch on her car.


House passes Boyle evidence registry bill

On Oct. 14, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 195-0 to pass House Bill 2489, also known as the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry in PA (SAFER PA), which was introduced by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170th dist.).


Halloween Spook-tacular event to be held Saturday in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Association is promoting the third annual Spook-tacular, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mayfair Memorial Playground, at Rowland Avenue and Vista Street.


Former state senator dies

Former state Sen. Bill Stinson died last week. He was 70.


Driscoll and Tomlinson visit E. Torresdale civic

Voters of Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district will have a decision to make on Nov. 4 about who should succeed Rep. Mike McGeehan and represent them in the General Assembly.


Connecting the community

Work on another link in the city’s system of hiking, jogging and biking trails started last week with ceremonies at Pleasant Hill Park in East Torresdale.


Clarke discusses plans to improve community sustainability

City Council President Darrell Clarke likes what he sees happening in growing neighborhoods such as University City, Northern Liberties and Center City.