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Ireland’s patriots

The Irish community plans commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.   

Historical excellence

Third-graders from St. Martha’s Elementary School dressed up as historic figures and participated in the Historical Living Museum, which took place in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, March 13. Anyone from the school and local community was welcome to view the historic figures.

East Torresdale to host political forums

Voters who hope to get a last look, or even a first look, at hopefuls for the May 19 municipal primary election may want to head to East Torresdale in the coming weeks.

Diaz, Abraham to appear at GNPCC event

Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham will appear on Friday, March 20, at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.

Deconstructing abandoned properties topic of Holmesburg Civic meeting

Two representatives of the Philadelphia Community Corps visited the Holmesburg Civic Association last week, promoting their idea of deconstructing, not demolishing, the estimated 40,000 to 60,000 abandoned, vacant or blighted structures in the city.

Around town: March 18, 2015

See a pothole, report a pothole

See a pothole, report a pothole

It happens every spring — potholes. 

Pets of the Week: March 11, 2015

Brittle needs a new home

Nutter proposes another property tax hike

So how much more will it cost you to live or do business in Philadelphia in the next fiscal year? Almost 10 percent more, according to Mayor Michael Nutter’s final city budget.

NE schools receive ‘high performing’ status

Eighty-one percent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s city-based parish and regional schools have been designated as “high performing” by the Philadelphia School Partnership. Five Northeast schools finished among the top 10 in those rankings, according to the archdiocese.