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Renaming of VA hospital advances a step

Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.


O’Neill: More improvements ahead at Fox Chase playground

The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Schwartz talks federal, hears local at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz spoke about a dysfunctional Congress in a recent visit to the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association meeting.


O’Neill to meet with city agencies to seek action on dam

City Councilman Brian O’Neill said he will meet Wednesday with representatives of three city agencies to discuss how to remove or breach a dam in Pennypack Park where five young people have died or been in danger over the last three years.


Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.


Pets of the Week: July 31, 2013

Mona loves to play


Court reporting — the verdict is in

The 2013 court reporting graduating class at Orleans Technical Institute is the biggest class in the program’s history. 


Town Watch’s National Night Out observances are next week

Residents of the Northeast have been invited to participate in a host of local events related to the National Association of Town Watch’s annual National Night Out observances next week.


Local educator retires after 43 years

Jeffrey Garber began his career in education some 40 years ago as a student teacher at Morrell Park’s John Hancock Elementary School, which was newly opened at the time.