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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.


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.

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. 

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.

Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.

Insect invasion

The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.

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.