Jasmine needs a happy home
Five journalists for the Northeast Times last week captured eight 2013 Keystone Press Awards in a statewide contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.
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.
Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”
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.
— New Foundations high schoolers are finally in a building of their own, on Rhawn Street, across the street from the elementary school.
The former chief of staff to retired City Councilman Jack Kelly could be headed for a retrial in a case that at one time appeared to be coming to an end.
The kitchen already is an undeclared disaster area. On one counter, bowls with ingredients ranging from lumpy to velvety stand like sentries. On another, two chopping boards bear witness to the recent massacre of onions and carrots.
Two financial advisers visited last month’s meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and outlined how senior citizens could pay for life’s essentials.
Some residents haven’t received the new 100 percent market valuations of their properties from the city yet and the deadline for asking for a review of a new assessment is March 31. However, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter said last week that property owners will have a month from receipt of their new assessments to ask for reviews of numbers they don’t like.