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Free educational program offered to small businesses owners

The owners of established small businesses who want those businesses to grow can participate in an educational program that will put them on a path to fulfilling their entrepreneurial visions and help them with strategies to raise the capital they need.


Neighborhood spring cleanups are April 5

If you built up your muscles shoveling snow this winter, then you’re feeling fit and ready to play happy cleanup in your neighborhood. Right?


Tony Danza back at NEHS for talent show

TV star Tony Danza, who briefly taught at Northeast High School for a cable network show, will emcee the school’s talent show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. He’ll also perform a song-and-dance routine. The show is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Students, who purchase tickets ahead of showtime, can get them for $5. Everyone else who buys ahead of time will pay $7.


Delaware Avenue Extension Project breaks ground

Community members and city officials came together last Wednesday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction of the first phase of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project, which will extend the existing Delaware Avenue to Bridge Street.


Students get a lesson from city’s Crime Scene Unit

Things aren’t always what they seem when police show up at a crime scene. And the people running away aren’t always the bad guys.


Tire torture

City streets plagued with more than 11,000 potholes.

You’d think that, with 15 storms this winter that together dropped more than 5 feet of snow, Philly would have set a new snowfall record, but, no, it didn’t. There’s still time, of course, to move up to No. 1. Spring doesn’t show up until the afternoon of March 20. Try to think warm thoughts until then.


A dream come true

Bensalem High senior Kevin Grow gets his shot with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Harlem Globetrotters.

As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.


Celebrating service

Good deeds: New Foundations Charter School recently celebrated a Service Day where students participated in various types of community service. Students helped make a Red Cross house blanket, rain bottles, visited a local fire station and made zucchini bread. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHIRA WOOLF-COHEN


Margolies gains endorsement in congressional race

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners, has endorsed Democrat Marjorie Margolies in the 13th Congressional District race.


Students win science fair awards

Six fourth-grade students from MaST Community Charter School won awards in the George Washington Carver Science Fair at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Feb. 21.