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The invasion

Had Charles Macalester happened upon the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River today, he might’ve built a Japanese yashiki there instead of a grand Victorian mansion, such is the dominance of bamboo on the present-day Glen Foerd Estate.


Spring is in the air

— And that means it’s time for the city’s sixth annual spring cleanup.


Lynn’s child endangerment conviction appealed

“We’ll have a real fight on our hands,” Thomas Bergstrom said last week. “And I think we’re going to win it.”


Saying goodbye to Capt. Goodwin

Mike Goodwin embodied the modern-day good shepherd, a servant-leader, jeopardizing his own welfare for the benefit of his flock, according to the Rev. Majorie J. Neal, pastor of St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Glory is in the giving

— The Philadelphia Blue Flame has raised more than $250,000 in charitable donations since its founding in 2003.


It’s always time for stew

The seed for the creation of Earth Day was planted when Rachel Carson’s bestseller “Silent Spring” was published in 1962. It made the need to protect the environment and public health part of the national conversation. Earth Day and the birth of the modern environmental movement were based on an idea from Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The devastating environmental damage of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969 had a profound impact on him. He wanted to start a national political movement to protect the earth from the ravages of air and water pollution.


Sentencing delayed for pair accused of molesting Northeast boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in January of sexually assaulting the same boy, who was a student at St. Jerome parish school in the late 1990s.


Pets of the Week (April 17, 2013)

Jules is ready to play


Joe Conklin: A perfect match

— Joe Conklin is teaming up with Parx Casino and will be hosting ‘Conklin’s Comedy Night’ every Wednesday.


Brady endorses Boyle in 13th Congressional District contest

Now that Allyson Schwartz is officially in the governor’s race, Democrats are positioning themselves for her congressional seat.