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Dance troupe to perform at St. Hubert on Sunday

The Elysian Dance Company will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m., at St. Hubert High School, 7320 Torresdale Ave. 


Councilman offers to fund methadone clinic fight

City Councilman Bobby Henon has pledged to cover the cost of the initial phase of the community’s appeal seeking to bar a methadone clinic from opening on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor, asking that they “send me a bill.”


Candidates discuss issues at recent forum

Almost every 13th Congressional candidate was present at a recent forum. Some raised questions about the absentees.

Four candidates from both major parties campaigning for the 13th Congressional District seat occupied by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz met in an evening forum hosted by the Willow Grove NAACP on March 17 at First Baptist Church of Crestmont.


Around town: March 26, 2014

Senior artists sought for exhibit


Arkoosh discusses the Affordable Care Act

At an appearance earlier this month at the Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community in Jenkintown, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh gave her insight and analysis of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.”


All in the family

Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.


Volunteers needed for cleanup

The Friends of Pennypack Park invite volunteers to participate in the first monthly park cleanup of the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Training sessions will help teens with interview skills

There will be a youth career boot camp in Frankford on two consecutive June Saturdays, Assistant Managing Director Sanya Brown, PhillyRising’s Frankford coordinator, told residents on March 10.


Somerton group opposes gas station expansion plan

The Somerton Civic Association has rejected a neighborhood gas station owner’s plan to build three auto service bays.


Senators discuss tipped minimum wage

State Sen. Mike Stack last week described the money earned by some restaurant servers and others in Pennsylvania as “practically slave wages.”