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Making our veterans comfortable

Volunteers with Home Depot and the organization Mission Continues recently helped restore the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House in West Philadelphia. Jason Stambaugh (pictured) was among 80 volunteers who aided the cause to spruce up the home for vets in need of shelter.


My Holiday

“Today, nearly 40 years after the last of our troops came home, I feel the country has come to respect and appreciate the Vietnam veteran.” — Steve Uchniat


Our holiday fund helps Northeast people in need

Suddenly, it seems, the season is almost upon us. And we need your help.


Teenager tied up during home invasion

A teenager was tied up during a home invasion Monday morning on the 5300 block of Oakland St. in Frankford.


A family’s love is forever

Christian Henry Gudknecht died in 1879. His family, who recently dedicated a grave marker to the Civil War soldier, continues to honor his memory today.


Cost of Freedom

Two Northeast soldiers went to Afghanistan on the same mission. Severely wounded, they’re now tackling the same challenges.


Peering into the souls of vets who gave a lot

When I was in high school there was a course called “Vietnam.” It was a class devoted to the history of the conflict and its effect on our nation. Guest speakers, all veterans of Vietnam, visited the class regularly to retell their war experiences. It afforded students the opportunity to learn things that weren’t in the textbooks, but it especially enabled them to form a complex human connection to a group of people often marginalized, even vilified, by history and the popular media. 


Frankford’s Quickie Mart owner wants to expand

A Frankford Avenue convenience store owner who wants to renovate his property and also sell beer got an earful from a few opponents during a meeting of the Frankford Civic Association.


Feeling write

As soldiers return home from war, they’re often conflicted and scarred by the overwhelming experience. The program Warrior Writers coaxes them to use pen and paper to express what they’re thinking.


Frankford Civic has posts to fill

The top posts on Frankford Civic Association are vacant, zoning officer Pete Specos announced at the group’s Nov. 3 meeting.