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Celebrating 100 Years of St. Joan of Arc Church in Harrowgate

    Generations of Catholic families have spent their lives living in Harrowgate with St. Joan of Arc Church being the core of their neighborhood. Baptisms, marriages, funerals, Christmas Mass and so much in between — St. Joan of Arc Church has served families well.     On Sunday, October 20th, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Centennial … Continue reading Celebrating 100 Years of St. Joan of Arc Church in Harrowgate

Saturday: Dia de Los Muertos “Day of the Dead” Celebration

The Penn Museum will celebrate its eighth annual CultureFest! Dia de Los Muertos “Day of the Dead” festival, Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Pa., Dia de Los Muertos features an enormous communal altar, created by local artists Cesar Viveros and Francisco Gorgua, where visitors are welcome to place a … Continue reading Saturday: Dia de Los Muertos “Day of the Dead” Celebration

Rep. Cruz takes action against illegal tire dumping

Rep. Cruz’ Office has good news in fight against illegal tire dumping: State Rep. Angel Cruz announced that legislation he authored to combat the increasing illegal dumping of waste tires in Philadelphia, unanimously passed the full House. “An increase in such acts leads to environmental, health and safety hazards, which adversely impacts the overall quality … Continue reading Rep. Cruz takes action against illegal tire dumping

Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Texas Chicken and Burgers

Via Philly Police Blog On September 21, 2019, at 1:15 pm, an unknown a white male entered the Texas Chicken and Burgers located at 3960 Kensington Avenue demanding money from an employee.  When the suspect lifted his hooded sweatshirt showing the handle of a gun, the employee opened the register and gave the suspect an undetermined … Continue reading Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Texas Chicken and Burgers

The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store — Demolition concluding — Suspect is sentenced — Toy and Coat Drive is planned

Annual Tradition Continues on Thanksgiving Weekend     Following the devastating fire that completely destroyed The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store’s massive building at 2226 Butler Street earlier this year on April 7th, owner Robert McCormac vowed to reopen.       On Monday morning, September 16th, the final phase of demolition began to tear down the remaining walls, … Continue reading The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store — Demolition concluding — Suspect is sentenced — Toy and Coat Drive is planned

Health Department Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from a Food Worker in Kensington

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has recently confirmed that a person who works for Yumcious Donuts, located at 3001 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, Philadelphia, has acute Hepatitis A.  While the risk of Hepatitis A infection is very low, the Health Department recommends that people who … Continue reading Health Department Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from a Food Worker in Kensington