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New bill will prohibit large accessory structures

A City Council bill passed Dec. 11 will prohibit superlarge sheds and other “accessory structures,” Councilman Brian O’Neill told Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week.


Neighbors complain about fumes; company continues operating

Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.


Most holiday trash can be recycled

Picture an ideal Christmas Eve scene. The tree is trimmed, and wrapped gifts are stacked beneath it. Holiday tunes are playing. Soda and beer cans are popped open. Wine is chilled.


Local program guides business leaders

Nine people have been learning how to enhance their leadership skills and relationship building during a yearlong Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Lawncrest Action Center now open

Lawncrest residents who have questions about the law and city services don’t have to go far to get some answers.


Height of the season

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim assembled for the ceremonial lighting of the “World’s Largest Balloon Menorah” as part of their Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The menorah’s height exceeded the current record of 20 feet by more than two feet.  


GOP condemns Democratic corruption

The Republican City Committee believes that the indictments last week of two Democratic state representatives on corruption charges shows “the continued arrogance of incumbency in the Cradle of Liberty.”


Festival of lights

Klein JCC held a ceremony in honor of the first day of Hanukkah on Wednesday, Dec. 17. 


Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

Hanukkah is wrapping up, and Christmas Eve is upon us.


City Council approves plan to turn around city blight

Look around Philly. There are thousands of abandoned buildings and vacant lots.