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A new park, art gallery discussed at Frankford zoning meeting

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee on April 10 heard about plans to create a park and an art gallery on the 4600 block of Paul Street. They also listened to a proposal for a parking lot on Orthodox Street for a Northwood charter school and a request to clarify a deed to garages on Haworth Street.


MaST Charter receives high ranking

MaST Community Charter School in Somerton was ranked 22nd among public high schools in Pennsylvania in the recently released U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings.


Local student wins essay contest

State Rep. Brendan Boyle announced the winners of his second annual Presidential Essay Contest for fourth- and fifth-graders who reside or attend school in the 170th Legislative District.


Liftoff for Northeast High SPARC program looks promising

Forget about dark matter and God particles. A lot of the universe seems to be paperwork. For the Northeast High students who want to explore space, the paperwork seems to be just about wrapped up. 


Greater Bustleton league nominates board members

Greater Bustleton Civic League members nominated board candidates and discussed at length a proposal to put gas pumps at the B.J.’s wholesale club during a long session April 23 at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Carriage House on Red Lion Road.


Deadline is extended for developers of Liddonfield site

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have shed new light on behind-the-scenes negotiations involving the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project.


Councilman proposes to change City Charter

City Councilman David Oh visits Northwood Civic Association session to discuss an amendment that would allow elected officials to run for offices other than their own without resigning.

City Councilman David Oh, who recently has been making the rounds of neighborhood meetings, on April 15 talked up his proposal to change the City Charter at the Northwood Civic Association session at St. James Church on Castor Avenue.


Beer marinated bliss

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” Who said that? Was it Smokey the Bear? Regardless, you don’t need smoke signals to know that there’s a barbecue happening. Follow your nose and it will lead you directly to the grill.


Around town: April 30, 2014

Scouts conducting clothing drive


American Heritage goes green

American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team went to work cleaning up a section of Frankford Avenue on Earth Day, April 22, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program.