Tag Dennis O’Brien

$2.7 million for Benjamin Rush State Park 1


(L to R) State Rep. Brendan Boyle, State Rep. Dennis O'Brien, State Sen. Mike Stack, Temple University Director of Commonwealth and Federal Affairs George Kenney and Gov. Rendell's Chief of Staff Steve Crawford discuss plans for the state park. Photo supplied by Sen. Stack's office.

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined elected officials, the Rendell administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Parkwood Civic Association to announce significant state funding to make improvements to Benjamin Rush State Park.

The $2.7 million in capital budget funding will go toward refurbishing the 275-acre undeveloped park, which has had no major renovations since its creation in 1975.

Plans include a new entrance drive and sign on Southampton Road, a park gate, new parking spaces for the gardens,walking and biking trails, a water and sewer system and a comfort station. continue reading »

NE Hall of Fame honors second class of inductees 1

Photo by Christopher Wink.

Photo by Christopher Wink.

For the second year in a row, Northeast residents came together to reflect on history, celebrate progress and embrace the future.

The second annual Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honored five new members yesterday at an induction ceremony at Holy Family University.

“It’s always a pleasure to reflect on individuals or groups — living or dead — who ebody the spirit of Northeast Philadelphia,” said Sr. Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family. continue reading »

Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honors its first inductees 0

City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski (l) examines the wall of inductees to the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Photo by Christopher Wink.

The Northeast welcomed the first inductees into its hall of fame yesterday, celebrating more than 300 years of accomplishments in our region.

More than 100 guests, honorees and elected officials gathered in Holy Family University‘s John M. Perzel building to formally honor the first eight Northeast Philadelphians to be included in the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame — something its creators plan to make an annual event.

“A [Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame] is long overdue,” State Rep. Dennis O’Brien said in his address to the events attendees.
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