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Holmesburg project nears completion

Now that the Conrail train trestle has been painted at Frankford and Solly avenues, members of the Holmesburg Civic Association are looking forward to welcoming messages being printed on both sides.


Fox Chase brothers earn ranking of Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America Troop 226 in Rhawnhurst celebrated the promotion of two members to the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Jan. 11, at Artisan Hall, 8100 Roosevelt Blvd. The new Eagle Scouts are brothers Daniel and Peter Werner of Fox Chase.


Forman Mills founder to appear on ‘Undercover Boss’

Rick Forman, the founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., will appear in disguise while undercover on the hit CBS show Undercover Boss. The hour-long show will air on Sunday at 8 p.m.


A dead end

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has killed a plan to convert the former Liddonfield site into a Holy Family University campus.   


Credit union proposal a hot topic with civic groups

A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.


City plans improvements for Fox Chase Town Center

Fox Chase has moved to the top of the pecking order in the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project.


Changes coming to Mayfair business corridor

Members of the Mayfair Business Association learned of various changes coming to the commercial corridor during their recent monthly meeting at Prudential Prime Real Estate, 7341 Frankford Ave.


Around town: January 21, 2015

‘Senior lunch and learn’ event Jan. 29


2nd Police District tests social media partnership

Two 2nd Police District officers are using neighborhood social media sites to send alerts, crime-prevention tips and other information directly to residents.


Voters will choose Boyle successor in special election

Voters in the 170th Legislative District will choose their new representative in a special election on Tuesday, March 24.