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Work will begin this week on trail to Rush Park

Work was scheduled to begin this week on a hiking-biking-equestrian trail that will link Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road in Parkwood to Poquessing Creek Park and on to Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and the Boulevard.


Around town: April 2, 2014

Junior Night offers college info


Walk benefits adult cancer patients

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation invites adults, children and teams to join the For Pete’s Sake Walk at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 27. This three-mile fun walk will raise funds to provide vacations to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. These respites enable them to take a break from cancer and strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships.


Zoning variance denied by Mayfair Civic Association

Mayfair folks take shoveling snow very seriously.


Work underway at Hedge Street park

Work is progressing at Frankford’s small Hedge Street park, and new playground equipment will be installed later this month, said Kimberly Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.  


Pets of the Week: March 26. 2014

Be Buddies with Buddah


Democrat Kilderry announces candidacy

Dennis Kilderry announced his candidacy in the 173rd Legislative District during a Saturday morning news conference at Tacony’s Roosevelt Playground, where he serves as president of the advisory committee.


Four police officers honored by 2nd PDAC

Kevin Doerr and Sean King had a busy December. The 2nd Police District officers made arrests in a couple of shootings and busted two people now charged in connection with a string of burglaries. Officers Stephen Nagy and Ronald Cain quickly got hold of two suspects who had robbed a man at a Castor Avenue bus stop.


Candidates discuss issues at recent forum

Almost every 13th Congressional candidate was present at a recent forum. Some raised questions about the absentees.

Four candidates from both major parties campaigning for the 13th Congressional District seat occupied by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz met in an evening forum hosted by the Willow Grove NAACP on March 17 at First Baptist Church of Crestmont.


Liddonfield changes coming

Last week, Upper Holmesburg Civic president assured concerned neighbors that the Holy Family development is still on track.

Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.