Keeping businesses out of residential neighborhoods is the aim of a bill introduced by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.)
Members of the Normandy Civic Association last week discussed expanding the organization’s borders to include industrial property south of Comly Road.
Dr. Larry Kaiser, president and CEO of Temple University Health System, announced last week that Linda Benfield Grass will step down after 12 years as CEO at Jeanes Hospital, effective March 6, and that Dr. Marc Hurowitz has been named as her successor.
Holy Family University will host a forum, Life After Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?, on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the university’s Northeast Philadelphia campus.
Now that the Conrail train trestle has been painted at Frankford and Solly avenues, members of the Holmesburg Civic Association are looking forward to welcoming messages being printed on both sides.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 226 in Rhawnhurst celebrated the promotion of two members to the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Jan. 11, at Artisan Hall, 8100 Roosevelt Blvd. The new Eagle Scouts are brothers Daniel and Peter Werner of Fox Chase.
Rick Forman, the founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., will appear in disguise while undercover on the hit CBS show Undercover Boss. The hour-long show will air on Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has killed a plan to convert the former Liddonfield site into a Holy Family University campus.
A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.
Fox Chase has moved to the top of the pecking order in the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project.