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Pennypack Park cleanup is a success

A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.


The Peacemakers

Turn the page: St. Martin students celebrated their class’ published book, We are Peacemakers. The students each contributed a passage in the book describing how they do things daily to become peacemakers. They also drew their own illustrations. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Northwood Civic discusses improvements for local park

Crime, quality-of-life issues and park upkeep dominated members’ discussions during the Northwood Civic Association’s June 17 meeting at St. James Church.


Mural arts program designs wall in Frankford

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program teamed with Special People In Northeast Inc. to design a mural on an exterior wall at SPIN’s property at 1616 Orthodox St. in Frankford.


Local student wins art contest

Jacklyn Humes wins the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union art contest and receives a surprise visit from PFCU’s mascot in her class at Our Lady of Calvary. Her dad, George Humes, and mom Marilyn Beyer were on hand to support Jacklyn. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


‘Just say no’

Philadelphia Gas Works workers rally against utility’s sale during a recent protest.

Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.


July 4th parade in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year, with the theme being “A Strong Community.”


City Manufacturing Task Force releases report

AgustaWestland, a helicopter manufacturer at 3050 Red Lion Road, hosted the news conference where the city’s Manufacturing Task Force released a 97-page report.


City Council votes to ease enforcement of marijuana laws

City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.