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Byberry Hall receives state historical marker

A state historical marker was unveiled on Saturday morning to honor Byberry Hall, situated on the grounds of Byberry Friends Meeting at Byberry and Thornton roads, which was built in 1846-1847 by noted abolitionist Robert Purvis and others to serve as a community meeting place and safe venue for anti-slavery activists to gather.


BRT sets deadline to apply for real estate assessment appeals

Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should keep an eye on the mail.


Art for a hero

Chuck Cassidy may be best-known as a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty almost seven years ago, but there was a lot more to the man than his badge and gun. For example, Cassidy coached girls basketball and softball, along with soccer for both girls and boys with the Crispin Gardens Athletic Club in Holme Circle.


Tips to save money at the pump

It’s road trip season for many people in Philadelphia. Whether you’re headed down the shore or someplace else for a little R&R with friends and family, one thing is certain — you will likely feel the pinch of rising gas prices at the gas pump. 


Somerton Spartans score some international competition

Two state representatives, one current and one former, joined the Omagh Thunder and Somerton Spartans under-14 boys basketball teams for an international friendly basketball game held at Somerton on July 5.


Some property assessment appeals will not need a hearing

If you’re appealing that property assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes, you might not have to wait for a hearing. You might be able to make a deal over the phone.


Ryan HS names new president

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future last Friday announced the appointment of Denise LePera as president of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28.


Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free crime-prevention program.


Playtime at Frankford park

Kids don’t wait for ribbons to be cut when there’s new playground equipment to test out. A hour before the official, postponed-a-couple-times, grand reopening of the small park at Hedge and Plum streets in Frankford on July 9, the young clientele was up on the new gear, giving it some appreciative squeals of approval.


Pets of the Week: July 16, 2014

Sweetie wants to snuggle with you