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Frankford park to undergo extensive improvements

There are big plans for a little Frankford park.


NE historic buildings will be preserved

Two local historic buildings on Aria Health Torresdale’s campus will not be harmed during major construction projects. 


Stem cell transplant center opens at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Center of America offers a new wing designed with state-of-the-art technology to make patients feel at ease. 


Pennypack Park monthly cleanup nets 43 bags of trash

Thirty-six volunteers with the Friends of Pennypack Park netted 43 bags of trash, two bags of recyclable cans and a list of assorted, sometimes strange, debris during the monthly park cleanup event on June 22.


Around town: July 31, 2013

Get kids stoked for the school year


Schwartz talks federal, hears local at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz spoke about a dysfunctional Congress in a recent visit to the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association meeting.


O’Neill: More improvements ahead at Fox Chase playground

The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.


O’Neill to meet with city agencies to seek action on dam

City Councilman Brian O’Neill said he will meet Wednesday with representatives of three city agencies to discuss how to remove or breach a dam in Pennypack Park where five young people have died or been in danger over the last three years.


Pets of the Week: July 31, 2013

Mona loves to play


Court reporting — the verdict is in

The 2013 court reporting graduating class at Orleans Technical Institute is the biggest class in the program’s history.