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Training sessions will help teens with interview skills

There will be a youth career boot camp in Frankford on two consecutive June Saturdays, Assistant Managing Director Sanya Brown, PhillyRising’s Frankford coordinator, told residents on March 10.


Somerton group opposes gas station expansion plan

The Somerton Civic Association has rejected a neighborhood gas station owner’s plan to build three auto service bays.


Senators discuss tipped minimum wage

State Sen. Mike Stack last week described the money earned by some restaurant servers and others in Pennsylvania as “practically slave wages.”


Residents cannot place trash in business cans

Here’s a new wrinkle on the city’s seemingly undying trash and litter problem, and the odd thing about it is that it’s about actually putting out the trash.



Parishioners of closed Frankford church plan rally

Former parishioners of the shuttered St. Joachim Catholic Church in Frankford are organizing a rally on Thursday outside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offices, at 222 N. 17th St.


New food service provider is named at Glen Foerd estate

Some major changes are afoot for the Glen Foerd estate, most notably inside the kitchen.


Neighborhood spring cleanups are April 5

If you built up your muscles shoveling snow this winter, then you’re feeling fit and ready to play happy cleanup in your neighborhood. Right?


Nazareth opens Infusion Suite

Nazareth Hospital hosted a blessing and dedication last week to celebrate the opening of its new Infusion Suite. The nearly $1 million construction project began in September and took about three months to complete. It was officially unveiled on March 3.


The magic of reading

The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day was on March 3. Due to weather, Kennedy Crossan Elementary School participated on March 7 instead. Local volunteers, parents, and politicians came to the school to read different Dr. Seuss books for several hours in the morning to 10 different classes. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA