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City Council committee recommends new tax rate

A City Council committee last week recommended a tax rate of $1,340 per $100,000 of assessed property value, just a bit higher than the $1,324 per $100,000 rate recommended earlier by Mayor Michael Nutter.


Discover fun on the Delaware

The nonprofit Discover Boating on the Delaware is encouraging people to take advantage of the fun activities available on the Delaware River.


Making history

Pennepack Baptist Church celebrates its 325th anniversary.  


Pets of the Week (June 12, 2013)

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Rush hopes budget cuts don’t kill exchange program

Students recently returned from a trip to Poland organized by an assistant principal. 


Creating something Awesome

Somerton resident to honor 80s at Awesome Fest.


Thousands of layoffs stun Philadelphia School District

More than 3,700 School District employees received pink slips in what could prove to be the largest job cut in almost 40 years.


Judge sentences priest and former school teacher to prison terms

      A judge today ordered lengthy prison terms for a priest and a former Catholic school teacher who were convicted of molesting a 10-year-old boy at St. Jerome's parish in the 1990s.


Third-grader enlists in budget battle

Eight-year-old Bustleton girl petitions to halt district layoffs.


Congregants in Frankford plead to keep church open

St. Joachim parishoners — as well as those at St. Leo — are trying everything to keep their churches open.