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Morrell Park resident granted new zoning hearing

A Morrell Park resident will get another shot at persuading the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow her to operate a skin-care business in her single-family home.


Mayfair, Holmesburg civics raise funds to appeal methadone clinic

Opponents of a planned methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street are planning a last-ditch effort to prevent the business from opening.


Margolies gains endorsement in congressional race

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners, has endorsed Democrat Marjorie Margolies in the 13th Congressional District race.


History event at Sankofa

Frankford resident Leon Brantley will present a black history and women’s history program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Sankofa Freedom Academy’s upper school (formerly St. Joachim’s), Penn and Church streets.


Expansion project will allow Frankford walking trail to grow

There’s a walking and biking trail right below Frankford that will grow along the Delaware River in the next few years, members of the Frankford Civic Association were told last week.


A dream come true

Bensalem High senior Kevin Grow gets his shot with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Harlem Globetrotters.

As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.


Delaware Avenue Extension Project breaks ground

Community members and city officials came together last Wednesday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction of the first phase of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project, which will extend the existing Delaware Avenue to Bridge Street.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Celtic Confections

Saints and begorrah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! It’s time for leprechauns, fairies and rainbows, and a pot of gold. Mix shamrocks and shenanigans along with some green beer (oh no!), a little blarney, and you’ve got to have some fun, or craic (pronounced crack), as they say in Ireland. That’s the truth, or my name isn’t Donna O’Zitter McBordelon.


Celebrating service

Good deeds: New Foundations Charter School recently celebrated a Service Day where students participated in various types of community service. Students helped make a Red Cross house blanket, rain bottles, visited a local fire station and made zucchini bread. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHIRA WOOLF-COHEN