Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.
It’s always a ho-ho-ho happy time when the 7th Police District treats young people to a party.
Thwarted in its efforts to expand into Burholme Park, the Fox Chase Cancer Center enters a partnership with Temple’s health system. Both sides love the deal.
The Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers and the Gundaker Foundation of Rotary District 7450 are offering scholarships to selected students who will be college juniors and seniors during the 2012-13 academic year.
The northeast corner of Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has been barren since December 2008, when the Northeast Lincoln Mercury car dealership abruptly closed.
Northeast native Jessica Barth has been hard at work building a film career. She’s hopeful that a movie by the creator of TV’s ‘Family Guy’ will be her big break.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill enjoyed a comfortable re-election victory last month, but an examination of the numbers indicates that it’ll be a little bit of a tougher fight in four years.
On Jan. 5, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of St. John Neumann, who served as bishop of Philadelphia from 1852-60 and founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States.
Gerard M. Shaffer Sr., the former Philadelphia firefighter facing murder charges in connection with an April 2010 road-rage incident in the Far Northeast, died suddenly last week.
The recent LA Fitness purchase of 171 Bally Total Fitness clubs took effect last week, with the closing of one local club and a name change for another.