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Fox Chase residents approve car lot, senior home expansion

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association has agreed to allow the owner of a neighborhood auto mechanic to continue to sell used cars on a lot near his repair shop.

Councilman Henon delays vote on bill that could lead to new prison

Councilman Bobby Henon delayed the vote on his bill that would essentially allow the city to buy riverfront property in Holmesburg for the potential development of a new prison. Henon said that new questions from one of his colleagues prompted the postponement, the third such delay in the relatively brief, tumultuous history of Bill No. 150406.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosts therapeutic laughter session

Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently hosted a session on therapeutic laughter with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor in conjunction with the hospital’s sponsorship of AATH’s 28th annual conference at the Hilton hotel at Penn’s Landing.

Burholme honors Quaker Diner owner

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week honored Quaker Diner owner Semo Kastinos for his years of providing food at the group’s monthly meetings.

Around Town: June 17, 2015

Events and news items for the week of June 17. 

American Legion Post 366 to host two upcoming baseball fundraisers

The Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 baseball team is almost a century old and still going strong in Fox Chase. However, the team can only survive with the help of generous donations.

White discusses importance of trade skill education

At a hearing to learn more about the challenges facing businesses and workers in the Northeast, state Rep. Martina White concluded that the state needs to refocus education, in part, to prepare students for jobs in the building trades.

Twin peaks

High school politics are a family affair for Mayfair twins and future class presidents Danielle and Joe Franks.   

Possible prison construction draws heat from neighborhood activists

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony on Tuesday night criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.

Pets of the Week: June 10, 2015

Dakota loves being around people