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Civic groups not sold on nursing home expansion

The new owner of a Holme Circle nursing home formerly operated by the city’s Roman Catholic archdiocese wants to expand the Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, but many neighbors don’t seem sold on the idea.


Career Day at Crossan

Endless possibilities: Kennedy Crossan School, 7350 Bingham St., hosted a Career Day on May 24. MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS



Around Town: June 1, 2016

Philadelphia Water Department announces Northeast cleanups


7th PDAC honors Officer of the Year

In the hands of police, a cell phone can be used as an effective crime-fighting tool — especially when the phone belongs to a criminal. Officer Joseph O’Reilly of the 7th Police District demonstrated how it’s done in January 2015 as he identified and captured a serial burglar with that singular piece of evidence. Throughout the rest of the year, O’Reilly captured an armed robber red-handed as well as another burglar minutes after he tried to break into a neighbor’s home. 


Volunteers return to Poquessing Creek Park for second cleanup

One Philly Spring Cleanup day wasn’t enough to cover the Poquessing Creek Park, so volunteers decided to go back for a second shot at it.


Upper Holmesburg up in arms over debris, odors

Britton Industries, which has a site on Torresdale Ave., has been issued 12 violations and fined $12,000 since last December.


Scholars: May 25, 2016

A total of 408 Mansfield University students have been named to the dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Area students who earned this recognition were Brittany Blair and Willie Scott.


Rendell: ‘There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women’

The Philadelphia Republican Party is criticizing former Mayor and Gov. Ed Rendell for comments made to the Washington Post.


Religious Events: May 25, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.