The operators of the Lafayette Redeemer Life Care Center, an independent living facility for seniors in Fox Chase, are proposing to build “a small, 9,000-square-foot addition” to its existing three-story building on the edge of Pennypack Park.
Former Philadelphia district attorney and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham gave Holme Circle residents a live preview of her new television ad campaign last week.
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Tai Chi classes begin Feb. 9
Go to civic association meetings in Frankford and Northwood and you’re sure to hear someone bring up Orthodox Street. To say the street has been battered by the years would be an understatement, and right now the Philadelphia Water Department is digging it up to install new mains.
About half of some 70 residential properties in a section of Torresdale have no public sewer service, according to a recent Philadelphia Water Department study. And many, perhaps most of the homeowners have no interest in getting hooked up, despite periodic flooding and sewage back-ups — even in light of a new water department plan to install sewers in the neighborhood.
Some residents in Somerton deal with severe flooding every time it rains. The Water Department planned to install storm drains, but progress has been mired in questions.
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872
The 7000 and 7100 blocks of Ditman Street are being repaved this summer.