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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.


Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.


Robbers sought for stealing purse from cemetery visitor

Thieves snatched a Bucks County cemetery visitor’s purse, then used her credit cards to go shopping at Franklin Mills mall on Feb. 26, authorities say.


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.


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.


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.



More testimony offered on methadone clinic plan

Businessman Gerald Guzinski told the Zoning Board of Adjustment that he has had a hard time finding a tenant for his properties along the 7500 block of State Road in Holmesburg.


Family of deceased man sues Club Risque

The family of a Northeast man who crashed his car and died last September after drinking at a Tacony gentlemen’s club has sued the business for allegedly serving the man too much alcohol.