The Frankford Haunted History Tour stops at the Grand Army Republic Museum and Library. Photo submitted by the Frankford CDC
From the Frankford CDC:
Frankford is full of history, but did you know some of it is haunted?
Last Saturday, the Frankford Community Development Corporation, Historical Society of Frankford, St. Mark’s Church, South Jersey Ghost Research, the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association organized a haunted history tour of Frankford. continue reading »
I am not what one would consider a bar aficionado. Nor would anybody even dare to call me a bar frequenter. Furthermore, I highly doubt anybody would ever confuse me with even an alcoholic’s second cousin.
That being said, occasional imbibing happens – mostly, I find – whenever I come back to the Northeast to visit. I’m not necessarily always keen on spending too much money to drink; however, if I have to accept a friend’s plan that involves throwing down some money for alcohol, I prefer the location to be either a dive bar or a place that is relatively low-key. continue reading »
The re-opening of the Holme Avenue Bridge was one of the main discussion points at the October Holme Circle Civic Association meeting. Photo by Stephen Schultz.
The Holme Circle Civic Association held its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” during its monthly meeting on Wednesday at St. Jerome’s School Hall.
The local candidates in attendance were City Councilman Brian O’Neill and Democratic challenger Bill Rubin; Democratic at-large Councilman Jim Kenney represented by his aide, John DelRica; Republican candidates Denny O’Brien and Michael Untermeyer; and Republican candidate for City Commissioner Al Schmidt represented by his aide, Steven Boc. Each candidate was given five minutes to expound on their platforms culminating with questions from the 40 member audience. continue reading »
Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 31.
What used to be the Lawncrest Diner is now Munchie’s Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest, and the next generation of the Rising Sun Avenue diner will celebrate its grand opening Monday.
Owner Bob Convery promised Lawncrest residents fresh food, a family atmosphere and friendly, courteous service when he, brother-in-law and co-owner Mark Zawierucha, and chef Carlos Medina addressed the Lawncrest Community Association last week.
Convery, of Wissinoming took over the old diner about a month ago, and Munchie’s has been open with limited hours and a small menu since then. Come Monday, the Munchie’s menu will expand. continue reading »
Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.
AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the Far Northeast.
Two city bills sponsored by 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill would add cameras to Worthington Road and Byberry Road, and Woodhaven Road and Knights Road.
“AAA Mid-Atlantic supports red light camera locations based on crash data, which is the case for these two intersections,” says a release from the agency. ” continue reading »
Hello, I’m Pepper! (A14009960) I’m not sure why I am at the shelter because I once had a home. My owners thought I was too old, but I disagree. In the cat world, 10 is the new 5 and I have a whole lot of living to do!
The nice people at ACCT are taking care of me for now, but I would much rather have a nice home to live in. Hey, how ’bout your place? I’m easy to love! I’m ready to go home today because I am neutered and have had all my shots. Remember, my name is Pepper, and I am available for adoption or foster care.
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My Name is Rocky, and I am looking for my Bullwinkle! Or my Adrian! Or Magil?
And since I am just a dog looking for a home, your name can be just about anything! My
family named me Rocky They taught me to “sit” and to give my “paw” and they also taught me not to go to the bathroom in the house. But then they had to move and didn’t take me with them so I am living at the shelter with the other homeless dogs hoping someone meets me and takes me home for forever. I am some sort of hound and terrier combo; you can see it in my face and ears! continue reading »
As the State Representative for the 172nd Legislative District in Northeast Philadelphia, I’ve had the opportunity to work with various city departments on a variety of issues. An issue of extreme importance in my district and our city is blighted properties and negligent out-of-town property owners. These disregarded homes not only denigrate the quality of life, but force hard working families to move.
I am elated that License and Inspections Commissioner Fran Burns has taken bold steps to help combat this plague. According to a Philadelphia Daily News article on Oct. 26, Commissioner Burns state she would, “Extradite out-of-town owners and usher them into the city’s new blight court.” It is encouraging to know that the city is willing to take the necessary actions to address these cancers that have affected neighborhoods. continue reading »
When someone asks you who you are, how do you respond? The question, Who am I? is brief, but
profound. The question and its answer get to the core of our being.
Our response to the question, Who am I? reveals how we identify ourselves, or what we perceive to
be our identity.
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From left, Northeast GOP candidates for city council-at-large: Al Taubenberger, Denny O'Brien, Joe McColgan. Photo by Pamela Seaton.
With the fall election season underway seven City Council At-Large candidates came together recently at the WHYY studio for a political debate that, considering the stakes of the upcoming election, was a testament to measured, thoughtful politics. With seven participants in attendance – five Republicans and two Democrats – the debate covered everything from Occupy Philadelphia to the transparency of government to specific questionable activities of each candidate.
Three of the candidates – Dennis O’Brien, Al Taubenberger and Joe McColgan – have certain characteristics in common: they’re all Republicans and they all come from the Northeast. They all have a specific plan that stems from their experience in their home districts, whether it be education reforms or plans for rejuvenating local businesses. continue reading »