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Pennypack Park’s Earth Day cleanup nets 97 bags of litter

Fifty-eight volunteers, including folks from AgustaWestland Corp., the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Haverford College and the Community Life Improvement Program, removed 97 bags of litter from Pennypack Park during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s annual Earth Day cleanup on April 25.

O’Brien’s program brings vacant buildings into focus

For the Nutter administration, last Wednesday’s ceremonial warehouse demolition on North Eighth Street was an opportunity to tout the new “proactive” partnership between the city’s Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspection in dealing with large, vacant and dangerous properties.

Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary’s team up for cardio care

Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center announced a new partnership to strengthen regional excellence in cardiovascular care.

Local students awarded scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont recently presented scholarship awards to two local eighth-graders.

A living legacy

There was another big demonstration in downtown Philadelphia last Wednesday afternoon, another march of people — hundreds of them in fact — all with a passionate and very personal point to make.

Into the great outdoors

Mayor Michael Nutter chose the new Poquessing Creek Trail in Parkwood to kick off the city’s fourth annual Love Your Park Week. 


The Northeast Times reported incorrect information about the Tacony Academy Charter School in the paper’s coverage of the Wissinoming Civic Association meeting appearing in its May 6 editions.

Caring for the kids

Children at the Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center in Rhawnhurst celebrate Week of the Young Child.

Bills passed to shrink size of legislature

The state House of Representatives last week passed two bills that would shrink the size of the legislature.

Around town: May 13, 2015

Shredding event on Saturday