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Wall of Sorrow

As the monument nears its 25th anniversary, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a tribute in granite that stirs pride, inspiration, and never-ending sadness.


Healing wounded minds

It’s fair to say that not all wounds a veteran may suffer while in military service are physical.


Frankford artist is seeking inspiration

Cesar Viveros, the artist who will create a series of murals for the Frankford business corridor, wants to hear residents’ stories about the neighborhood next Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Frankford Community Development Corporation, 4900 Griscom St.


Tacony seeks corridor manager

The Tacony Community Development Corporation is accepting resumes for a newly created full-time position of commercial corridor manager.


Good to be home

When a veteran dies at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road, the death is marked with a military ceremony — and dignity. 


The Vet Center Northeast: You’ve got a friend

People who are getting out of the service have trouble readjusting to family life and, just as often, their families have a tough time getting used to them again, too.


Heralding the chapel

The Rev. James E. Tallman and his wife Pat cut the ribbon in The Rev. James E. Tallman Meditation Chapel at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community, at 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. Rev. Tallman served as president of the facility from 1983-99. The Spiritual Life Campaign, made up of residents, raised $81,000 for construction. Residents, their families and employees are able to pray, meditate and participate in small group study. The chapel features a piece of original artwork, a bronze and gold structure of the Burning Bush and a handcrafted altar. 


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will discuss neighborhood zoning issues and vote on bylaws changes when they meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave.


Somerton Civic moves meeting to Nov. 15

The Somerton Civic Association’s November general meeting was postponed by one week to Tuesday, Nov. 15, to avoid conflicting with Election Day.


Two vie to fill Krajewski seat

There will be at least six new members of City Council, and one of those newcomers will represent the 6th Councilmanic District beginning in January.