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When you ask Jackie Sweeney her favorite part about being a nurse, she doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Helping people,” she’ll tell you, just like she told the Star over the phone in last week’s interview. “If I had a family...

Down the Drain

When Jeff Zeigler moved into his new space in Port Richmond at the beginning of March, the last thing he expected he’d have to deal with was a 2-foot geyser in his new building.  “My old studio was in Chinatown...
Philly-based Riot Nerd Productions held a dance party at Johnny Brenda’s Friday night in an effort to raise money for the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia, an organization that, according to its website, is the region’s...
According to the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Service Project is just one of the requirements necessary to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank BSA awards. For many Eagle Scouts, earning the...
After years’ worth of records filled with observational songwriting in the third person, the time has come for the real Steve Gunn to appear in front of you. The Brooklyn-via-Delco acoustic guitarslinger is back with his 15th studio album,...
With only one practice open to the public, it will be tough this summer for Eagles Nation to monitor how key players are doing after the Eagles open training camp at the NovaCare Complex when rookies and selected free...
Playing soccer for Pat Cain wasn’t for the faint of heart.  “He was a yeller,” said Mike Gallagher, athletic director at J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls School, “He was loud is the best way to put it.” During his soccer coaching career...
The City of Philadelphia released its most recent update on the Philadelphia Resilience Project last Wednesday, and it highlighted achievements made in areas such as increasing treatment options, reducing overdoses and reducing criminal activity since it was signed into...
Last month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia revealed that four parishes located in the Port Richmond region - Saint Adalbert Parish, Saint George Parish, Mother of Divine Grace Parish and Nativity B.V.M. Parish - will merge together. The merger will...
Every school day, schoolchildren across the country will fake illness or injury in a typically unsuccessful attempt to get out of the day’s learning activities at school. It’s up to parents to snuff out these deceptive practices, and usually...
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