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Gibbons PAL Center looks for a new home

This is one of those good news-bad news stories.


Founder of Sunshine Foundation dies at 78

A memorial service was planned for Wednesday for Bill Sample, a former Northeast resident and founder of the Sunshine Foundation, who died last week.


A family exploration

The Fernandes family in Somerton now has 12 graduates from La Salle University.

Somerton’s Cecilia Fernandes recently became the 12th member of her family to graduate from La Salle University.


Daniel Sweeney Day fundraiser is June 22

The memory of fallen firefighter and former Fox Chase resident Daniel Sweeney will be honored in the third annual Daniel Sweeney Day, featuring a day-long softball tournament, at Fox Chase Recreation Center on June 22. Proceeds will benefit the Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.


Corbett criticizes Obama’s plan to combat global warming

Gov. Tom Corbett last week released a statement criticizing President Barack Obama’s proposed plan to combat global warming, contending it will lead to a massive tax hike on the Pennsylvania coal industry.


Business is booming at Northeast Chamber of Commerce Expo

On display: Local businesses showcased their products and services during the Northeast Chamber of Commerce Expo last month at Holy Family University. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS


Around Town: June 11, 2014

Glen Foerd regatta set for June 17


Accused priest allowed to return to ministry

A priest accused of molesting minors who has been on leave since 2011 has been ruled suitable to return to ministry, Archbishop Charles Chaput, leader of Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese, announced Sunday.


Tacony renovations embrace local history

Things have been happening along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony.


Summer surf in a bowl

Sun, surf and sand – here comes the summer of 2014 at the beach. It’s the sights, the sounds and that smell of salty air. Put all these elements together and suddenly hunger can strike.