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Upper Holmesburg not moved by playground proposal

The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack Street.


Lawncrest ready for Fourth celebration

The 96th Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration will take place Monday at the Lawncrest Recreation Center, at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Street.


Keenan’s Irish Pub hosts school reunions

Keenan’s Irish Pub, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, N.J., will hold fund-raisers and school reunions every weekend through Labor Day.


Fireman in calendar flap took own life, cops say, but why?

A Philadelphia firefighter and Northeast resident who recently gained national publicity by posing shirtless for a beefcake-style calendar died Saturday in an apparent suicide.


City offices to observe July 4 holiday

All City of Philadelphia offices will be open and city services will be operating on Friday, July 1. 


St. Martin of Tours students awarded scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation presented three scholarships at the recent St. Martin of Tours graduation awards ceremony.


He's not so mad after all

“I wear a white lab coat,” the mad scientist said. “Why? Because it looks cool.”


School district honors Mora

The School District of Philadelphia has named Edwin Forrest School’s Sharon Mora its teacher of the year for 2010-11.


Ex-judge sets his sights on Brady’s congressional seat

The new boundary lines won’t be known for months, but former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, beginning the process of running in the 1st Congressional District.


Unexpected detour on Holme Avenue

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had every intention of keeping traffic flowing on Holme Avenue during a 20-month bridge reconstruction project just east of Holme Circle.