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A day of remembrance

Embracing history: The Frankford Coalition of Neighbors celebrates it’s 15th anniversary with Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter Upper School. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Bustleton zoning board hearing delayed

A yearslong zoning duel between a Bustleton resident and the neighborhood’s civic group has been delayed.


Bill will deny welfare to sex offenders who skirt Megan’s Law

Sex offenders who don’t register with authorities as required by state regulations won’t be able to collect welfare benefits if a bill co-sponsored by local legislators becomes law.


The beat goes on

If you’re old enough to remember the mullets, the Zubaz pants, the Kiss costumes or the time that Nick Casciano went on stage dressed like a Hooters girl, you already know that The Heartbeats are synonymous with fun.


Around town: January 22, 2014

Phanatic coming to Fox Chase


Adcock making second bid for Congress

Businessman Dee Adcock will seek the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary.


2nd PDAC stresses importance of reporting crimes

Squeak. Go ahead. Do it again.


Stack requests state funding to redevelop Liddonfield

State Sen. Mike Stack has requested that Gov. Tom Corbett allocate funding from the state’s 2014 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program toward the former site of the Liddonfield Homes.


Lackman renovations review re-scheduled for Feb. 5

City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will re­view plans for the renov­a­tion of Lack­man Re­cre­ation Cen­ter at 7 p.m. on Wednes­day, Feb. 5, at the play­ground, 1101 Bart­lett St.  All neigh­bors are wel­come to at­tend and re­view the plans for the pro­ject. The renov­a­tion should be com­pleted no later than the end of the school year in June, the coun­cil­man said in a press re­lease.


Warm up from winter with homemade chili

North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!