The folks from Philadelphia Futures were at Northeast High School recently, distributing copies of the 24th edition of Step Up to College Guide, a free 43-page resource book to help high school students and their families during the college admissions and financial aid processes.
City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.
The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.
Members of the East Torresdale Civic Association learned about a Web-based social network that could become an alternative for folks who can’t attend their neighborhood civic association meetings.
The Frankford Parks Group, a nonprofit dedicated to fixing up and maintaining some small neighborhood parks, elected a new board on Oct. 8, said treasurer and former president Kimberly Washington.
Aug. 14 was not a particularly typical day in the neighborhood.
Sonia DeVan, of Gateway Helps, recently had the challenging task of explaining the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, to members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.
Danny Alvarez, the Republican nominee for district attorney, has announced a self-imposed term limit of one four-year term if he were to win the office.
City to begin collecting leaves
The witness against a 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy died suddenly, the district attorney’s office announced this afternoon.