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History on display

Seven weeks ago, the Barnes Foundation debuted an exhibition aiming to offer visitors an unprecedented assessment of the still life paintings of 19th-century Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne. But for those who haven’t had the occasion or the inclination to visit the Barnes since its controversial move from the Main Line to the Ben Franklin Parkway two years ago, the Cezanne show presents an appetizing opportunity to take a closer look at the museum itself, too.


Former school official, civic leader dies

Funeral services were held earlier this week for Tom Mills, a former school board member and onetime president of the Normandy Civic Association.


City collecting millions more from tax delinquents

According to figures recently released by City Controller Alan Butkovitz, Philly collected $502 million more in taxes in the 2014 fiscal year than it did in 2010’s.

If there is one thing that ticks Philadelphians off, it’s taxes, and if there’s something that makes them really see red, it’s that a lot of people seem to get away with not paying any.


Around town: August 13, 2014

Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’


Another court battle brewing in long Bustleton zoning fight

If the fight over the use of one little Bustleton house were a reality TV show, it would be called Zoning Wars. So far, there have been several episodes, and another is in production now.


Wissinoming Civic becomes a registered community organization

Residents of Wissinoming have their very own civic association once again. About 40 neighborhood residents met the new leaders of the long-dormant community group last Wednesday night during an inaugural meeting at Lower Mayfair Playground.


Volunteers brave storm to clean up Pennypack Park

The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.


Travel back in time

On a recent Tuesday evening, members of a tour group sat down to dine in a private room at the City Tavern in Old City.


A taste of generosity

Rita’s Italian Ice recently made its ninth annual check presentation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation toward the fight against childhood cancer. Jeff Moody, CEO of Rita’s Italian Ice, presented Liz and Jay Scott— Alex’s parents — with a $300,000 check toward Rita’s Fund of Hope, an endowment that ensures the travel needs of families whose children are battling cancer are met. Families and childhood cancer survivors attended the event, took a tour of Rita’s Cool University and learned how to make Rita’s Italian Ice. 


Residents encouraged to speak up at 15th PDAC meeting

What about us? What do we think about crime in our neighborhoods?