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Building a foundation

— New Foundations high schoolers are finally in a building of their own, on Rhawn Street, across the street from the elementary school.


Kelly’s former chief, 2 others could face retrial

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. 


A family’s special time for embracing future and honoring past

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.


‘Healthcare in Retirement’ topic of NORC meeting

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. 


Among the missing — 8,800 assessments

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.


Team J-Cubed Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser March 23

Team J-Cubed will hold its fifth annual beef-and-beer fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, March 23, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5’s new Heroes Ballroom, at 11630 Caroline Road.


Holmesburg Civic discusses Philly311 smart phone app

Rich Negrin, the city managing director, is really high on the Philly311 smart phone application.


Three robbers sought

Police seek the public’s help in identifying three men who robbed a Mayfair convenience store on March 3.


Springtime festivities in Mayfair

Now that the Shamrock Shuttle and Erin Express have come and gone with few problems, the Mayfair Business Association is looking forward to some successful springtime activities.


Northeast High staffer transferred after sex accusation

The Northeast High School staff member accused of having sex with a student continues to work for the city’s public school district, although he no longer has official contact with students.