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Town Watch’s National Night Out observances are next week

Residents of the Northeast have been invited to participate in a host of local events related to the National Association of Town Watch’s annual National Night Out observances next week.


Local educator retires after 43 years

Jeffrey Garber began his career in education some 40 years ago as a student teacher at Morrell Park’s John Hancock Elementary School, which was newly opened at the time.



Corbett campaigns in the Far Northeast

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Far Northeast last week to rally supporters in anticipation of his re-election bid.


City tax revenues rose $200 million

City tax revenues rose $200 million during the fiscal year that just ended, the city controller said Monday.


A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.


Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.


Renaming of VA hospital advances a step

Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.


ArchdioceseAuctionFollowup

A[a] former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes last Wednesday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


Fox Chase Cancer Center names new president

Dr. Richard I. Fisher is the new president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center, the cancer facility announced on Monday.