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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.


Archbishop Ryan, Holy Family create partnership

In late January, Archbishop Ryan Assistant Principal Jim Meredith e-mailed Holy Family University with a proposal. 


Northwood pool runs dry

Don’t rush out to buy a new bathing suit for the grand reopening of the Northwood Frankford Community Y swimming pool.


Pets of the Week (March 27, 2013)

Jasmine needs a happy home


Northeast Times wins eight Keystone Press Awards

Five journalists for the Northeast Times last week captured eight 2013 Keystone Press Awards in a statewide contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.


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.


Applications are being taken for Philly police recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications for new police recruits, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill. Applications must be submitted by March 29 and are available only via the city’s Web site: www.phila.gov/personnel.


City controller candidates visit Mayfair Civic

Four of the five candidates in the hotly contested election for city controller appeared at last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting and talked about their priorities for running the office.


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.