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A bit of history lies buried in Benjamin Rush State Park

— The 200-year-old graveyard once tended to by the Byberry Meeting remains a mystery in Northeast Philly.



Stack joins civic groups in letters about Nazareth apartments

State Sen. Mike Stack and the presidents of three civic associations have written letters to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, expressing their concern about a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.


Two fatal shootings on Christmas Eve

Authorities have identified the victim of a Christmas Eve murder in the Northeast and ruled a second fatal shooting as a suicide.


Mayfair man arrested in firebombing case

Police arrested a Mayfair man after he allegedly shot at and firebombed an unoccupied Frankford house Thursday morning.


Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.


JEVS honors graduate with Inspiration Award

— Tacony resident Greg Cardona was awarded for his success in Project WOW, an education program offered by JEVS Human Services.


Police offer safety tips in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association recently held its annual Christmas party, welcoming neighbors and police officials for a night of live music and a feast of sandwiches from Fanshawe Deli.


Kiwanis raises $500 for Protestant Home

Twenty-two young people recently helped the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont raise $500 for the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Apartment wins support in Upper Holmesburg

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.