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State Road construction expected to be done in 2011

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced Friday that the current relief sewer project along State Road is 80 percent complete and the Philadelphia Water Department expects the project…

    • About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene.

Bustleton residents to protest church's zoning variance for school

About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church at 608…

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Weekend New Briefs: 7/1 - 7/4

Thursday -- Two teenagers were shot late Thursday night in a Castor Gardens incident at Unruh Avenue and Kindred Street. The shooting left 18-year-old Tyree Branch of the 6500-block of Horrocks…

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Fox Chase Farm: the Northeast's well-kept secret

The pastures roll down the side of Mount Stanley, where on most days, you will see cows grazing along the fence line. Trees line the long driveway to the barn and…

    • Bruce Conner, front, with (L to R) Frank Hollingsworth, Lou Iatarola, Sam Katz, Jack McCarthy, Nancy Morozin and Rev. Paul Andel at the screening of Katz's documentary on Jan. 18. Photo by Hillary

Holy Family announces the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

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Catching up with history at Ryerss and Burholme Park

At the pinnacle of the hill sits  Ryerss Museum and Library keeping a look out over Burholme Park.  The park, once home to the Ryerss summer home and the surrounding farm…

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Reinstated firefighter takes his own life

Not too long ago, John "Jack" Slivinski Jr. made headlines for posing in front of a Center City fountain for a firefighters calendar. Saturday, the Philadelphia firefighter was found dead in his…

    • Mayfair's Bob & Danielle Wynne with 18-month-old Logan and his likeness drawn by one of the artists at Comic Con 2011.

Slideshow: Comic Con 2011

  Mayfair's Bob & Danielle Wynne with 18-month-old Logan and his likeness drawn by one of the artists at Comic Con 2011. Comic Con 2011 rolled into town over the weekend,…

    • Lauren Killen, owner of Fox Chase Deli & Catering on Oxford Avenue

Fox Chase Deli & Catering keeps it fresh on Oxford Avenue

Lauren Killen, owner of Fox Chase Deli & Catering on Oxford Avenue Fox Chase Deli & Catering at 7950 Oxford Ave. offers old fashioned service and quality to its customers. Fresh…

    • A scenic view of the Pennypack Creek

Getting back to nature in Pennypack Park

A scenic view of the Pennypack CreekThe Pennypack Environmental Center sits on the palisades of the Pennypack Creek just off Verree Road on the northern edge of Fox Chase. The center…

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Winning lottery ticket sold in Holmesburg

Did you win Monday's lottery? The winning ticket for June 20 was sold to a customer at Krauszer's food store in Holmesburg, and it's worth $225,000. The ticket matched all…

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Holme Avenue bridge closes due to deterioration

UPDATE -- The Holme Circle Civic Association will have a meeting June 29 at 7p.m. at St. Jerome School Hall to discuss the latest developments. PennDOT has announced the closure of…

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Weekend News Briefs: 6/17 - 6/19

Friday -- Authorities are investigating the shooting of a man by police early Friday morning in an incident that began outside Aria Health-Frankford. Reports say officers witnessed a car drop off…

    • Joe Dollak marks the end of his term with the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association this month.

Joe Dollak marks the end of his term on the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association

Joe Dollak marks the end of his term with the Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association this month. On most weekday mornings you can find Joe Dollak walking the business district in Fox…

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Northeast Philly Food Feed: Oxford Circle Farmers Market opens

  John Esch wiped his brow and took a hard swig of his water bottle. He has just traveled more than three hours, from the outskirts of Gettysburg, arriving at 900…

    • Raymond Grant of Philadelphia Cares brings supplies to help clean Wilmot Park. Photo courtesy of the Frankford Gazette.

Groups keep Frankford looking its best

Raymond Grant of Philadelphia Cares brings supplies to help clean Wilmot Park. Photo courtesy of the Frankford Gazette. Saturday was community cleanup day in Frankford, and the Frankford Gazette checked out…

    • Steve David, owner of LIttle Beans Corner Cafe in Fox Chase

Little Beans Cafe opens in Fox Chase

Steve David, owner of LIttle Beans Corner Cafe in Fox Chase When the second incarnation of 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase closed, many in the community were forced to turn…

    • The Streets Department says it will fix the sinkhole on the 2200-block of Friendship Street. Image courtesy of Fox29.

Streets Department says it will fix Friendship Street sinkhole

The Streets Department says it will fix the sinkhole on the 2200-block of Friendship Street. Image courtesy of Fox29. After a back-and-forth between the Streets Department and Water Department and help…

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Weekend News Briefs 6/3 - 6/5

Friday -- A water main break early Friday evening rerouted traffic from the busy Bustleton Avenue/Red Lion Road intersection. A 12-inch main burst around 7:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department said…

    • State Rep. Kevin Boyle (right) receives the 15th PDAC Appreciation Award. Photo courtesy of the Office of Kevin Boyle.

Photo: Kevin Boyle honored with 15th PDAC Appreciation Award

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (right) receives the 15th PDAC Appreciation Award. Photo courtesy of the Office of Kevin Boyle. Capt. Bachmayer and 15th PDAC President Mike Tait give State Rep. Kevin Boyle…

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