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St. Joachim is oldest Catholic parish in NE

St. Joachim Church in Frankford, established in 1844, is the oldest Catholic parish in Northeast Philadelphia, and was the mother church for many parishes that were formed later in this section of the city.

Parkwood community celebrates Junod Playground improvements

Improvements to Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road, were celebrated yesterday by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.); the city’s Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis; and members of the Junod Playground Advisory Council during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Parkwood facility.

Back in the captain’s seat

Former 15th district commander Frank Bachmayer returns to the NE as the area’s detectives captain.

Towne itching for 2014 after breakthrough baseball year

To understand the strides Franklin Towne Charter’s baseball program has made this season, one need look no further than Stephen Callahan’s broken nose.

Trips (June 5, 2013)


Inside Byberry

Local author explores the former mental hospital’s history in a new book.

Reunions (June 5, 2013)


Events (June 5, 2013)

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Casino Trips (June 5, 2013)


Crossing cultures

German choir members sang African American Spirituals — in English.