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School district develops a plan for Frankford HS

The School District of Philadelphia has embarked on a $19.9 million investment to reopen Frankford High School. The reopening plan will address damaged asbestos and...

Celebrating 250 years of independence

City and state leaders and others recently kicked off the nation’s 250th anniversary of independence by announcing the first wave of a multi-year schedule...

Improvements coming to Cohox

Rebuild Philadelphia last week celebrated a groundbreaking for site improvements at Cohocksink Recreation Center, 2901 Cedar St. in Port Richmond. Among those in attendance were...

Bridesburg’s Diorio cherishes softball memories

Mya Diorio has a million memories of high school softball. And even though her career is still going strong, she cherishes every one of them. Diorio...

Funding the good work of the Michael Strange Foundation

Tony & Nick’s Steaks, 39 E. Oregon Ave., supported the Michael Strange Foundation on Saturday in honor of Armed Forces Day. All proceeds from sides...

More outreach, investment planned for Kensington

City Councilwoman Quetcy Lozada (D-7th dist.) said she welcomes Council’s and the Parker administration’s attention to the opioid crisis in Kensington, which included action...

Special focus on Kensington

City Council President Kenyatta Johnson last week announced the appointees to the Special Committee on Kensington. The members are Councilwoman Quetcy Lozada, the chairwoman; Councilman...

The Quality of Life czar

Longtime city employee Bridget Collins-Greenwald is enjoying her new role – Licenses and Inspections Commissioner for Quality of Life. “I love to be able to...

Walking in memory of Sgt. Fitzgerald

Franklin Towne Charter High School last week hosted the Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald Memorial Mile Walk in memory of the slain Temple University police officer. The...

Philly has a new school board

Mayor Cherelle Parker last week nominated nine individuals to serve on the Philadelphia Board of Education. The nominations have been transmitted to City Council...

Election day and voting deadlines are almost here

Voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and the city election commissioners last Wednesday released sample ballots. The primary is...

A ban on license plate flipping

City Council unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Councilman Mike Driscoll (D-6th dist.) cracking down on “tag flippers,” devices allowing drivers to change or alter...

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