More than one hundred people came out to Bridesburg Recreation Center to honor Jacqueline DeSanctis, known to many as simply, “Miss Jackie,” for her service to the community for more than half a century.
A Pennypack Creek dam where a local teen died in July will be lowered by several feet, eliminating the swimming hole that has long attracted kids.
In the beginning, all that Elsie Stevens wanted to do was to clean things up a bit.
The proposed child day care center is out, while a non-denominational Christian church is coming to the former Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue.
The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.
Local bus company joins Trailways
The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.
Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.
The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.