The lights went out in the Frankford branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia about 6:15 p.m. Monday as patrons were checking out books and PhillyRising was conducting a session in the library’s basement meeting room.
A long-vacant Northeast Philadelphia department store property will be occupied and open for business by the Christmas shopping season.
Members of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee on Tuesday nominated state Rep. Ed Neilson to run for the at-large City Council seat that Bill Green recently left to head up the School Reform Commission. It was unanimous, said U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, city Democratic Party chairman.
Families make up what Rachel Falkove and Bob Byrne call the invisible homeless, but they said those families are very visible to a coalition of churches that have joined to provide them shelter.
A Morrell Park resident will get another shot at persuading the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow her to operate a skin-care business in her single-family home.
Opponents of a planned methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street are planning a last-ditch effort to prevent the business from opening.
Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners, has endorsed Democrat Marjorie Margolies in the 13th Congressional District race.
Frankford resident Leon Brantley will present a black history and women’s history program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Sankofa Freedom Academy’s upper school (formerly St. Joachim’s), Penn and Church streets.
There’s a walking and biking trail right below Frankford that will grow along the Delaware River in the next few years, members of the Frankford Civic Association were told last week.
As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.