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Planting the seed

Fox Chase Elementary unveiled its new agricultural lab, part of its school redesign. 


Philadelphia Republican Party opposes sugar tax

“Councilwoman Reynolds Brown’s container tax is possibly even more regressive and difficult to justify than the mayor’s soda tax proposal.”


Pets of the Week: June 1, 2016

Need a King of your castle?


Group celebrates, preserves history of Frankford

During that hot summer of 1776, history has it that all the work, the disagreements and the late hours the Founding Fathers spent hammering out the document declaring the Colonies’ independence from British rule took place downtown.


Civic groups not sold on nursing home expansion

The new owner of a Holme Circle nursing home formerly operated by the city’s Roman Catholic archdiocese wants to expand the Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, but many neighbors don’t seem sold on the idea.


Career Day at Crossan

Endless possibilities: Kennedy Crossan School, 7350 Bingham St., hosted a Career Day on May 24. MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS



Around Town: June 1, 2016

Philadelphia Water Department announces Northeast cleanups


7th PDAC honors Officer of the Year

In the hands of police, a cell phone can be used as an effective crime-fighting tool — especially when the phone belongs to a criminal. Officer Joseph O’Reilly of the 7th Police District demonstrated how it’s done in January 2015 as he identified and captured a serial burglar with that singular piece of evidence. Throughout the rest of the year, O’Reilly captured an armed robber red-handed as well as another burglar minutes after he tried to break into a neighbor’s home. 


Volunteers return to Poquessing Creek Park for second cleanup

One Philly Spring Cleanup day wasn’t enough to cover the Poquessing Creek Park, so volunteers decided to go back for a second shot at it.