Here are some statements from local public officials following last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond:
The operators of the Lafayette Redeemer Life Care Center, an independent living facility for seniors in Fox Chase, are proposing to build “a small, 9,000-square-foot addition” to its existing three-story building on the edge of Pennypack Park.
The clock is ticking for real estate developers hoping to make a bid for the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s former Liddonfield Homes site in Upper Holmesburg.
The St. Jerome School Advancement Board announced on May 12 that the Hamels Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Partners in Education Grant to the school for the second consecutive year. The grant will support the purchase of STEM engineering sets such as Lego and K’nex Education kits.
Celebrating life: The annual “Celebrate Life” event was held May 14 and 15.
Sometime during the last 40 years, the city of Philadelphia screwed up the zoning for 9900 Lorry Place.
Jim Kenney, Lisa Deeley and John Sabatina Jr. score big victories, while Ed Neilson loses his reelection bid.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s location at 1331 E. Wyoming Ave. was awarded Five-Star quality scores — the highest possible rating — by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Celebrating the community: The Mayfair May Fair took place on Saturday, May 16, on Frankford Avenue. The festival included sand art stations, balloon making, live music, food and games.
Sensory Story Time at Torresdale Library and an African and Caribbean Autism Awareness Program in the Northeast are among a dozen projects throughout the city that received seed money funding from the Philadelphia Autism Project in partnership with Drexel University’s ASERT Collaborative.