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A swinging success

The Mayfair Playground was recently renovated, including new jungle gyms, swings and sliding boards, as well as a climbing net.

On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.


Residents strongly oppose new restaurant in Frankford

Members of the Frankford Civic Association don’t want a chicken restaurant on the 4700 block of Griscom Street.


Recent robberies a hot topic at Lawncrest Civic meeting

Members of the Lawncrest Community Association recently heard from 2nd Police District officials and a representative of Experience Corps, an affiliate of AARP. The meeting took place on Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Pets of the Week: September 10, 2014

Rocko and Kane need homes!


People: September 10, 2014

Rich Schwendima


New device can allegedly open electronic car locks

A small hand-held device advertised on the Internet can pop some factory-made electronic locks and could be responsible for several car break-ins in Mayfair and Tacony.

Anna’s car was burglarized. So was Sarah’s, and so was Chris’s. But the thieves didn’t use what cops call “the North Philly key,” i.e., a rock, to get into their vehicles.


Lieutenant governor discusses race with the Times

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley believes it is still too early to pay close attention to polls, most of which show Gov. Tom Corbett losing big to Democrat Tom Wolf.


Head of the class

School days are here: Mayor Michael Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. visited Swenson Arts and Technology High School on Monday. PHOTOS BY BILL ACHUFF AND MICHELLE ALTON


Expanding health

Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information. 


Essay contest will award iPad, scholarship to winner

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame invites high school students to enter an essay contest for the chance to win an iPad and a $2,000 scholarship to Holy Family University.