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A dream come true

Bensalem High senior Kevin Grow gets his shot with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Harlem Globetrotters.

As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.


Delaware Avenue Extension Project breaks ground

Community members and city officials came together last Wednesday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction of the first phase of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project, which will extend the existing Delaware Avenue to Bridge Street.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Celtic Confections

Saints and begorrah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! It’s time for leprechauns, fairies and rainbows, and a pot of gold. Mix shamrocks and shenanigans along with some green beer (oh no!), a little blarney, and you’ve got to have some fun, or craic (pronounced crack), as they say in Ireland. That’s the truth, or my name isn’t Donna O’Zitter McBordelon.


Celebrating service

Good deeds: New Foundations Charter School recently celebrated a Service Day where students participated in various types of community service. Students helped make a Red Cross house blanket, rain bottles, visited a local fire station and made zucchini bread. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHIRA WOOLF-COHEN


Benefit set for NE native battling cancer

A benefit is being planned for Holmesburg native Jerry Hartman, a liver and colon cancer patient known to many as a friend, coach, mentor and teacher.


Around Town: March 12, 2014

Hibernians to party on Sunday


Union workers urge boycott of Mondelez products

Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.


Saving Brennan

Brennan Sheerin is a happy, healthy little boy.


Philadelphia seeks crossing guards

The City of Philadelphia is accepting applications for prospective crossing guards. The deadline is March 21. Crossing guards are part-time and seasonal civil service employees who work under the supervision of the Philadelphia Police Department. General and bilingual crossing guards are being sought.