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Ryan students fundraise to assist Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Doing their part: Students at Archbishop Ryan High School presented Cheryl Mrazik, of Catholic Relief Services, with a $2,500 check to assist in the rebuilding in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Students raised money by organizing a dress-down day and a Halloween candy sale. 


Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

Sights of the season: The Community Life Improvement Program, the Major Artery Revitalization Committee and the Holmesburg Recreation Center Advisory Council sponsored a Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8. Santa Claus posed for pictures and there was face painting, a balloon magician and snacks. PHOTOS: ALICE DIGNAM


Redevelopment of former Liddonfield Homes moves forward

Philadelphia Housing Authority and NewCourtland have reached a verbal agreement and will formally sign the deal this week. 


Public officials celebrate grand opening of PJP Marketplace

PJP Marketplace, a retail store specializing in bulk groceries and food service equipment and supplies, recently opened at Shelly’s Plaza, at 8914 Frankford Ave. (at Academy Road).


Pets of the Week: December 21, 2016

Nadia needs a forever home


Maggie’s Waterfront owner presents expansion plans

The owner of Northeast Philadelphia’s only waterfront nightclub and catering facility wants to build a two-story, 14,000-square-foot addition to the business. And he’s going to seek neighbors’ support for the project.


Holmesburg Civic monitors properties

The Holmesburg Civic Association conducted some business last week before adjourning for its annual holiday party.


Community fund seeks donations to help local families in need

The Times’ 68th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund is helping local families during the holiday season.



Building a legacy

In his new book, local historian and archivist Jack McCarthy explores Philadelphia’s manufacturing as a leading catalyst in the growth of our nation.