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Parkwood plans community garden

The Parkwood Civic Association is looking to grow — in membership and by lending a hand in starting a community garden.


Pennypack Park cleanup a success

Forty-four volunteers collected 78 bags of trash and other large debris last Saturday during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s first monthly clean-up of 2013.


Burholme deli obtains liquor license

Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”


A hero’s honor

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. have introduced a bill to rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


Police District Advisory Council honors four

The 7th Police District Advisory Council recently recognized four members of the district as Officers of the Month for December or January.


Burholme deli obtains liquor license

Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”


Team J-Cubed Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser March 23

Team J-Cubed will hold its fifth annual beef-and-beer fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, March 23, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5’s new Heroes Ballroom, at 11630 Caroline Road.


Holmesburg Civic discusses Philly311 smart phone app

Rich Negrin, the city managing director, is really high on the Philly311 smart phone application.


Three robbers sought

Police seek the public’s help in identifying three men who robbed a Mayfair convenience store on March 3.


Springtime festivities in Mayfair

Now that the Shamrock Shuttle and Erin Express have come and gone with few problems, the Mayfair Business Association is looking forward to some successful springtime activities.