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Redevelopment plan gains approval

By a show of hands, about 400 of the 400 or so folks who attended last Thursday’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting were there to hear about a suspected swingers club in the neighborhood.


Providing nourishment

The need to feed: Students at Gilbert Spruance Public School recently helped package food to be donated to Stop Hunger Now as part of their Need in Deed school project. 


Protestant Home’s bid for three-story addition is approved

The Lawncrest Community Association last week unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Protestant Home for a three-story addition to its courtyard.


Philadelphia Protestant Home honors award recipients

The Philadelphia Protestant Home recently hosted the 10th annual Bergdoll Society Dinner in its social hall.


Pets of the Week: April 27, 2016

Adopt this dog, for Pete’s sake


Officer of the Year, fellow cops recognized in 8th district

One police officer was named Officer of the Year for the 8th district, but 44 others received recognition of some kind during the district’s annual awards ceremony at the Ashburner Inn on April 17.


Officer recognized for quick response to domestic shooting

Officer Cathy Lint was honored as Officer of the Month in the 7th district during the Police District Advisory Council meeting on April 21.


May Fair includes race, car show

The Mayfair Business Association is planning the annual Mayfair May Fair, set for Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.


Mapping out a trip to Harrisburg

Global star: Jomal Mathew, a sixth-grader at Maternity BVM Elementary School, was the only Philadelphia qualifier to the National Geographic State Bee. Jomal competed in the state meet at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. To qualify, he won a school competition and then had to take a 70-question online test. “We are very proud of Jomal,” said Rosemary Washburn, Jomal’s sixth-grade teacher. 


Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.