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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.


A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.


Renaming of VA hospital advances a step

Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.



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.


Town Watch’s National Night Out observances are next week

Residents of the Northeast have been invited to participate in a host of local events related to the National Association of Town Watch’s annual National Night Out observances next week.


Court reporting — the verdict is in

The 2013 court reporting graduating class at Orleans Technical Institute is the biggest class in the program’s history. 


Pets of the Week: July 31, 2013

Mona loves to play


Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.


ArchdioceseAuctionFollowup

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.