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U. Holmesburg Civic mulling billboard proposal

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association did not formally endorse recent City Council legislation that advanced the planned installation of a new billboard alongside Interstate 95 just north of Pennypack Creek. 

Southampton Road could see fewer speed humps this year

Some residents took to social media to criticize the seven speed humps that were constructed in Somerton last year.

Senator details vision of rehab clinic for vets

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.), who suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a 2003 boating accident that left her in a wheelchair, demonstrated ReWalk — a motorized exoskeleton suit that allows patients with lower limb paralysis to stand and walk — to detail her vision for a clinic to address specific rehabilitation needs of veterans.

Scholars: June 22, 2016

Seton Hall University announced that the following students qualified for the dean’s list: Gabriella Bryce, Meghan Murphy and Shana Rajan. To make dean’s list, students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and can get no grade lower than a C.

Republicans react to sugar tax

The Philadelphia Republican Party is criticizing Democrats on City Council for last week’s passage of a tax on sugary and diet beverages.

Ready to rally

Longtime coach Mitch Kline is no stranger to winning. But his latest battle will be his toughest — a brain tumor. 

Pets of the Week: June 22, 2016

Tarabithia happy for a home

Hohenstein excited about his foray into politics

“I want to make my difference in bigger pieces and in bigger chunks.” — Joe Hohenstein 

East Torresdale residents resistant to new signs

Criticism included causing roadside distractions and eroding the natural landscape.

DePasquale, Tartaglione visit Chapel Manor

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and state Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.) recently visited the Chapel Manor nursing home and rehabilitation center at 1104 Welsh Road. The tour was designed to meet residents and obtain a first-hand look at nursing homes as DePasquale completes an audit of how the state Department of Health handles nursing home complaints.