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Parents of local high school juniors and seniors are invited to learn more about college and trade school financial aid during a session on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.
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.
A Pennsylvania historical marker has been re-installed at the Pennypack Creek Bridge. And this time, it’s protected from Frankford Avenue vehicle traffic.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the identity of the drowning victim pulled from the Delaware River on Aug. 17 as the boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek four days earlier. Sebastien Sanon, 15, of Wissinoming, died in an accidental drowning, said Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health. Officers from the police Marine Unit found Sanon’s remains at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 17.
Philadelphia firefighters are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the waters of the Pennypack Creek Tuesday night.
Fishtown boasts what's considered “the biggest, greenest block in Philadelphia.”
13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends.
Holmesburg-area residents were hoping that heightened public awareness of the Pennypack Creek Bridge would bring cleanliness and better security to the centuries-old viaduct at Frankford Avenue.