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    End of an era

    The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce last week held a reception at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club for Sister Francesca Onley, who is retiring as president of Holy Family University. Sister Francesca became the school’s fourth president in 1981, and she has overseen much physical growth of the institution. She also led Holy Family’s transition from college to university status in 2002.


    NE Hall of Fame announces new inductees

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.


    Battle against methadone clinic continues in Holmesburg

    The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.


    Deadline is extended for developers of Liddonfield site

    Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have shed new light on behind-the-scenes negotiations involving the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project.


    Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

    A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 


    Landscapes of history

    Glen Foerd plans to restore historical features throughout its 18-acre estate.

    Surrounded by generations of urban development, Glen Foerd on the Delaware remains a pastoral oasis, and not merely because of the mid-19th century mansion that accentuates the 18-acre, city-owned estate.


    Three Father Judge seniors stabbed on Mayfair street

    Three Father Judge High School seniors, including a former state champion wrestler, were stabbed during a brawl with other teens on a Mayfair street last Friday night.


    DNA evidence linked to Pennypack rapist

    Based on newly discovered DNA evidence, Philadelphia detectives believe they have identified and located a serial rapist responsible for assaulting three Tacony women in Pennypack Park between 2010 and 2012.


    Liddonfield changes coming

    Last week, Upper Holmesburg Civic president assured concerned neighbors that the Holy Family development is still on track.

    Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.