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Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosts therapeutic laughter session

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., recently hosted a session on therapeutic laughter with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor in conjunction with the hospital’s sponsorship of AATH’s 28th annual conference at the Hilton hotel at Penn’s Landing.


Around town: June 24, 2015

Donate hair for cancer patients


Three area schools will have new leadership

Archbishop Ryan searches for a principal, while Father Judge and St. Hubert will have new presidents in 2015-16.


Take a bike

As the city expands its network of bicycle lanes, some critics want to put the brakes on a new idea.    


St. Christopher School raises money for childhood cancer research

The first graders at St. Christopher School in Somerton organized an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the school on June 3. 


Special election planned for August in 174th district

Campaign Chatter for the week of June 17. 


Siffel steps down in E. Torresdale

Anyone who’s attended a meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association during the last three decades knows Connie Siffel. And Connie probably knows them.


Sabatina moving from Pa. House to the Senate

John P. Sabatina Jr. last week moved from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the Senate. Sabatina was elected to lead the 5th Senatorial District, which was last held by current Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, in a May 19 special election.


Prison construction a hot topic at Holmesburg Civic

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony last week criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.


Popular disc jockey Joe Bilbee passes away at age 64

For more than 25 years, Bilbee was the DJ at Moore’s Inlet, a well-known, nearly century-old bar in North Wildwood, New Jersey.