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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

People: June 10, 2015

Haley Waring 

NE Celebration is Aug. 22

The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.

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.