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Two Frankford churches face possible closures

In this season of Lent, the fates of St. Joachim, the oldest Catholic church in Northeast Philadelphia, and the strikingly beautiful Mater Dolorosa, home to an Italian parish, are hanging in the balance.


Life after the NanoKnife

Back in August 2011, Peggy Reeder saw a doctor for a persistent cough.



Spreading the love of music

Abraham Lincoln High School music teacher Tom Force wanted to increase the number of instruments in his department, so he wrote a proposal on the DonorsChoose.org website.


Taylor bill protects beer distributors

A Northeast Philadelphia Republican legislator has his own idea of how the state can stop selling booze and still protect the private businesses that already have pieces of that business.


Dougherty grad organizes seminar to aid Sandy victims

When Superstorm Sandy landed in late October and greatly damaged the New Jersey coastline, Katie Hopkins wanted to do something to help.


DA says estranged in-law reported school fraud

A Northeast Philadelphia couple accused of falsifying their residency to enroll their daughter at a suburban public school may have been feuding with a relative who ultimately reported the alleged fraud to authorities.


A vegetarian dish kids love

Getting children to eat a healthy dinner often takes a little extra planning. You might try combining healthy ingredients in interesting ways.