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Mayfair Business Association opposes church’s use of Devon

The Mayfair Business Association has voted to oppose a bid by Kingdom Life Christian Center to seek a special exemption to operate a church, day care and food bank at 6325 Frankford Ave., in the former Devon Theater.


Local volunteers help clean up Pennypack Park

Youth drinking in the park is not a victimless crime: members of the Friends of Pennypack Park learned of the dangerous ramifications of that age-old nuisance on May 23 as they carried out their monthly park cleanup.


Knights of Columbus dedicates pavilion

Knights of Columbus St. Joseph the Worker Council 4215 recently dedicated a pavilion at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home, at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.


Henon defends plan to buy land for new prison

The city hopes to spend about $7.26 million to buy a 58-acre parcel along the Delaware River.  


‘Fur Follies’ benefit scheduled at Katie O’Donnell’s

Showtime Charities, a group of local singers and performers who raise money for local charities, will sponsor its first “Fur Follies” on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Road.


Fox Chase woman awarded scholarship to teach overseas

As a La Salle University freshman in 2008, Rebecca Hutchinson spent nearly a month in Tanzania teaching English to students and became close to one, Edward, who was about 17.


Exploring the possibilities

Students at Kennedy Crossan Elementary School listened to various presenters during Career Day on Wednesday, May 27.


Doors were unlocked in more than half of 2nd District auto break-ins

During the four-week period ending on May 31, thieves broke into 62 cars in the 2nd Police District.


Delaware River City Corporation hosts annual Spring Fling

Nonprofit honors four at annual fundraiser, offers updates on North Delaware Riverfront Greenway.   


Candidate urges City Council to fund school district

Helen Gym, a Democratic candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is urging Council to meet the School District of Philadelphia’s full $105 million request by providing sustainable, recurring sources of revenue.