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FTC students’ works published

Franklin Towne Charter High School has eight students whose literary works were published in the Philadelphia Stories Junior spring edition. Students whose works were published...

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Programs at Richmond Library Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., offers a Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program that meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays,...

Port Richmond vs. breast cancer

The members of the Ladies of Port Richmond say that despite the group’s name, its cause isn’t Port Richmond-specific.Of course it isn’t — the non-profit, now...

River Ward events for the week of October 17

PTSSD seeks board memberThe Penn Treaty Special Services District is requesting letters of interest and background information from individuals who would like to fill its...

Kensington activist makes bid to turn the White House ‘green’

This November, River Wards residents will see a local mom on the ballot for vice president of the United States. But although Americans in...

Rep. John Taylor’s Seniors Expo: still going strong after 23 years

Seniors received free blood-pressure tests, massages and information about everything from insurance to medical technologies at state Rep. John Taylor’s annual Seniors Expo on...

Furniture store’s zoning denial was supported by 28 signatures

Concerned that some people in the community believe she and her parents have run the competition out of town, Catherine Jennings said she always...

In Romney T-shirt uproar, both sides call for threats to stop

In the wake of what’s become a national discussion about the freedom of speech in schools, Samantha Pawlucy and Lynette Gaymon both have seen...

Port Richmond girl: ‘I’ll still wear the shirt’

Ed. note: This story has been updated from the print version.It all began with a T-shirt.Samantha Pawlucy decided to wear a pink shirt bearing the Mitt...

River Wards news at-a-glance

Port Richmond trail project scheduled to begin this weekStreets Commissioner Clarena Tolson announced Oct. 4 that work was scheduled to begin Tuesday on the Port...

Felony charges reinstated against Bridesburg priest

Felony sex charges were reinstated last week against a Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy at St. John Cantius Parish...

Mid-Century needs new space after zoning refusal

Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse, a Fishtown furniture store, is leaving its current location after unexpected neighborhood opposition at a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting led...

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