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Liddonfield development is still up in the air

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association wants to know what’s happening at the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site. That is, as soon as something happens.


Polish exchange students visit Lincoln High

Some Polish students and their teachers visited Lincoln High School last week.


Consumer activist Virginia Knauer dies at 96

The former Torresdale resident rose from the ranks of Philly politics to serve in three presidential administrations.


6th district Council candidates hash it out

Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”


Nutter to hold anti-blight roll-out in Richmond

Taking names and handing out steep fines for broken windows and doors, the city is rolling out a tough new blight-fighting initiative in Port Richmond.



Four decades later, a hero is honored

Police Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann suffered a fatal heart attack in 1969 after responding to a car accident in Holmesburg. Last week, a plaque dedication paid tribute to his service.


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Building projects get E. Torresdale’s attention

The East Torresdale Civic Association wants to keep a close eye on several anticipated construction projects in the neighborhood.


Schmidt: If elected commissioner, I’ll take a pay cut

Al Schmidt, a Republican candidate for city elections commissioner, has pledged to take a pay cut and refuse a taxpayer-funded vehicle and gasoline.