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An Appreciation of the life of Edward Kelly

Don Brennan, long-time executive editor of the News Gleaner, remembers Ed Kelly's passion and persistence when he was pushing one of his projects. A funeral Mass was held today for Kelly, a major contributor to life in Northeast Philly.



Methadone clinic battle continues in Holmesburg

A methadone clinic is not a permitted use of a property that is zoned C-2, the Zoning Board of Adjustment wrote in its findings of fact and conclusions of law, which was prepared as it nears a court challenge in connection with the proposed facility at 7900-04 Frankford Ave. 



All the right moves

— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.


PECO suspends installation

PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility  investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.


Windfall!

— State Rep. Ed Neilson says the Pennsylvania Treasury is holding $11 million in unclaimed property that belongs to people in his 169th district. This week, he's been reuniting constituents with their cash.


$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.