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Red Cross announces local blood drives

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up.


Pennypack Park cleanup volunteers collect 35 bags of debris

Fourteen community volunteers traveled to Frankford and Solly avenues on July 25 to clean a portion of Pennypack Park. But upon their arrival, they found a disaster area instead.


Mayfair Civic discusses zoning disputes

Mayfair residents rejected two zoning applications and approved a third during a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association on Aug. 3.


Major changes planned for Frankford Avenue corridor

SEPTA plans to remove 19 regular stops from the heavily traveled Route 66 trackless trolley along Frankford Avenue.


La Salle professor earns education award

The Insurance Society of Philadelphia recently honored Burholme resident Kathleen McNichol, MBA, assistant professor of finance and coordinator of La Salle University’s Risk Management and Insurance program, with its Mariellen Whelan Excellence in Education Award.


Kids Fest event is this Saturday

State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) is inviting families in the Northeast to join her for a day of fun and information when she gathers together representatives from city and state government to showcase programs and services available for issues impacting children.


Kane vows to stay in office, despite charges

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been charged with illegally leaking confidential information about a former state prosecutor, then lying about it under oath.


Connecting with the community

As if anyone in the Abraham Lincoln High School parking lot on Aug. 4 needed any reminder what National Night Out is all about (they didn’t), police officers and commanders gave them a quick demonstration.


Back on top

In his second ballot appearance in less than three months, Ed Neilson was victorious in the 174th Legislative District’s special election.


Around Town: August 12, 2015

See what events are happening in your neighborhood.