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Fox Chase civic opposes unlicensed garages

Before you start building that new garage next to your house in Fox Chase, you may want to get the proper permits from the city. And you may want to check in with the Fox Chase Homeowners Association, too.


E. Torresdale Civic to change bylaws

One of the oldest civic organizations in Northeast Philadelphia has decided to give itself a facelift. The East Torresdale Civic Association unveiled proposed changes to its 49-year-old bylaws during the group’s monthly meeting on Sept. 8.


City schools taken off ‘persistently dangerous’ list

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did not put any Philadelphia schools on its 2014-2015 list of “persistently dangerous schools.”


A bridge to success

The Bridge program is designed to look and feel like a school campus to help teens get back on the right track.

Members of the public this week will get their first look at a facility for troubled teens that opened in the Lower Northeast in March.


Around town: September 17, 2014

Get your recycling bins on Saturday


WWII vets to star in one-act play

A one-act play chronicling a day in the lives of two aging World War II veterans will be presented at the Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge.


War of words

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel authors book criticizing the Bush administration.

On Oct. 10, 2002, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel made what he calls “the biggest mistake” of his political career.


Volunteers remove 16 bags of trash during Pennypack Park cleanup

Eleven volunteers braved a rainstorm for the second month in a row to clean up a section of Pennypack Park along Holme Avenue near Nazareth Hospital on Aug. 23.


A swinging success

The Mayfair Playground was recently renovated, including new jungle gyms, swings and sliding boards, as well as a climbing net.

On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.


Residents strongly oppose new restaurant in Frankford

Members of the Frankford Civic Association don’t want a chicken restaurant on the 4700 block of Griscom Street.