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Hee's Ready to Strut

With Philly’s best-known tradition just around the corner, a Fox Chase Mummer is ready for action.


Housing Authority extends Liddonfield bidding period

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has extended the bidding period involving the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site, so a neighborhood civic group is trying to use the extra time to gain more influence on the site’s redevelopment.


Crime Log (December 28, 2011)

Northeast Crime Log: Nov. 21 through Dec. 4


2011: A Memorable Year in the Northeast

The year flies by and its highlights tend to become hazy in our minds. With the rush of headlines spanning soldiers who died in combat to a career politician who turned criminal, the Northeast has seen better years.


East Torresdale Civic Awaits Zoning Decision

Leaders of the East Torresdale Civic Association had no new information to report about the community group’s opposition to a series of city zoning variances sought by a neighborhood tavern owner.


Archdiocese to Disclose Panel's School Finding

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to publicly announce the findings of its blue-ribbon commission on education during a 4 p.m. news conference on Friday, Jan. 6.


Service Program Reaches End of Line in Frankford Business District

The Frankford Special Services District will go out of business when the year ends, said Tim Wisniewski, its executive director.


Pets of the Week (December 21, 2011)

Frankie needs some love


Holmesburg Civic gives update on Ramp Playground

Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.


Pedestrian killed crossing Frankford Ave.

A car struck and killed a 74-year-old woman as she attempted to walk across Frankford Avenue in Mayfair on Friday.