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Neighbors, board members clash over fence at Glen Foerd

According to the old saying, good fences make for good neighbors. But in East Torresdale, a proposal for a new fence at the Glen Foerd estate is making neighbors very concerned.


Donations sought to help sergeant diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives are asking for the public’s help in supporting one of their own through a very difficult time. Sgt. Heriberto “Eddie” Ortiz was recently diagnosed with cancer and his co-workers are raising money to support his care and his family’s needs. Ortiz is 43, married and the father of a teenage daughter.


Centuries of worship

The Bethany AME Church has served its congregation in Northeast Philadelphia for 200 years. 


A centenarian celebration

100 years young: Laura Felice will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, May 20. The soon-to-be centenarian recently got a head start on celebrating the big milestone when the Maternity BVM Seniors threw her a birthday party. Felice is pictured with state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. and Theresa Canuso, president of BVM Seniors. 



Around town: May 18, 2016

Benefit for homeless pets at Katie O’s


8th District officers recognized for superb police work

Two police officers were recently named Officers of the Month in the 8th district after arresting a pair of alleged armed robbers, while two other members of the district were cited by their commander for their exceptional community service.


2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

Lt. Ronald Janka was recognized as Officer of the Month during the May 6 meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council. In April, Janka arrested a man whom authorities were able to charge with dozens of automobile break-ins in the district.


Volunteers clean up Pennypack Park

Thirteen volunteers for the Friends of Pennypack Park braved a series of rains as they removed 19 bags of trash and other assorted items from the Little City area of the park on April 23 in commemoration of Earth Day.


Support group available for vets

A new veterans’ peer support group is inviting U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat situations to join weekly meetings at Aria Health’s Torresdale hospital starting on May 16. The Monday sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Mansion House conference room at 10800 Knights Road.