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City controller candidate speaks at Holmesburg Rec

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, plans to focus on public schools, municipal pensions, economic growth and government accountability if he is elected on Nov. 5.


Frankford park to undergo extensive improvements

There are big plans for a little Frankford park.


Upholstery biz expands into Somerton

J&J Seat Cover Co. Inc. specializes in upholstery, and company president Ed Sacco said there’s great potential in the industry.


NE historic buildings will be preserved

Two local historic buildings on Aria Health Torresdale’s campus will not be harmed during major construction projects. 


ArchdioceseAuctionFollowup

A[a] former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes last Wednesday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


Insect invasion

The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.


Stem cell transplant center opens at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Center of America offers a new wing designed with state-of-the-art technology to make patients feel at ease. 


Fox Chase Cancer Center names new president

Dr. Richard I. Fisher is the new president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center, the cancer facility announced on Monday.


Around town: July 31, 2013

Get kids stoked for the school year


A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.