Rough but far from ruined: Seeing Philly's past anew along the Northeast Corridor
As PHS seeks to spur new investments in the areas lining North Philadelphia's stretch of the Northeast Corridor, Community Contributor Brett Sturm invites us to look closer at this landscape's fascinating past - much of which is still in plain sight along the tracks.
Summer crab season starts with supply crunch in York
Steamed crabs wait for hungry diners on a tray at Jeff's Got Crabs & Seafood in Springettsbury Township on Wednesday.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Lebanon Daily News
Police & Fire Log for 5/24
Firefighters investigate a crash between a car and a sport utility vehicle, in the background, at Ninth and Willow streets in Lebanon at 8:36 a.m. Thursday.
Wed May 22, 2013
Centre Daily Times
All aboard: Railroad society aims to restore caboose to former glory
The weathered caboose, gray and green paint peeling from its sides, beckoned. Aidan, a 3-year-old visiting Bellefonte, scrambled up the steps to the rear platform and gripped the railing in delight.
Dedication of Grade Crossing Safety Upgrades Set for May 28
Carbdondale, Lackawanna County- The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority and the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad Co., Inc., in conjunction with PennDOT District 4-0 has completed a major safety upgrade which includes the installation of new crossing lights, flashers, gates and bells at the Seventh Avenue grade crossing in Carbondale, PA.
Mon May 20, 2013
Erie Times News
What's in a name: Irwin drive
Irwin Drive is located off West 16th Street and extends from near the southbound Interstate 79 Exit 183A from West 12th Street to below the overpass.
Sat May 18, 2013
A. Raymond - Ray' Goodman
He was born in Williamsport, son of the late Albert R. and Winifred Goodman. He married Margaret J. Grove on June 27, 1964, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona.
Wed May 15, 2013
Letter: Lansdale Commissioner Supports Fuller for Re-Election
I am writing this letter in support of Mary Fuller for Borough Council. I have never written to the paper on a political matter before but I felt the need after receiving several attack ad mailers from the "Friends of Lansdale" PAC, representing Jeff Howard and Joe Wolf.
Sun May 12, 2013
Ehrhart's Mill Historic Marker to Go Up Near Rail Trail
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Lower Saucon Township is the Ehrhart's Mill Historic District, which straddles the Saucon Creek at the end of Old Mill Road.
Sat May 11, 2013
Train station could be coming to Jermyn
Officials and residents on the Jermyn Train Station and Museum Committee will hold their inaugural meeting this month to begin planning their efforts to create a new borough landmark.
Thu May 09, 2013
Teen Stole, Sold Gun; Buyer in Jail, Police Say
A South Bethlehem man was arrested for buying a stolen pistol from a 14-year-old boy accused of stealing three guns and ammunition from an Amplex Street home in a Monday burglary, according to court papers and Bethlehem police .
Tue May 07, 2013
Joseph McKelvie, Reading conductor
Joseph J. McKelvie, 99, of Philadelphia, a well-known conductor on the Reading Railroad for many years, died Friday, April 19, of congestive heart failure at his home in Las Vegas.
Sat May 04, 2013
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Kutztown loses its biggest electric customer
One of Kutztown's significant revenue streams has flowed for years along a series of green, super-tall utility poles along Railroad Street.
The Morning Call
Gettysburg's Seminary Ridge Museum adds new dimensions to Civil War story
Thundering cannon fire and staccato rifle shots, mingled with the shrieks and cries of advancing and wounded soldiers, shattered the peaceful grounds of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
Fri May 03, 2013
Erie Times News
Portion of Pittsburgh Avenue will be closed next week
Norfolk Southern Railroad will be repairing its crossing beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. Work is expected to continue until 8 p.m. Friday.
Wed May 01, 2013
University City Review
Greg Heller's: Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia
Most Philadelphians have at least heard the name Ed Bacon. They may know him as the 92-year-old daredevil who skateboarded across Love Park to demonstrate his opposition to the legislation eventually outlawing it.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Charles T. Mahan Jr., railroad historian dies
Charles T. Mahan Jr., who spent 75 years painstakingly documenting the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad - better known as the Ma & Pa - that zig-zagged across Maryland from Baltimore to York, Pa., died Friday of kidney failure at Oak Crest Village.
Look Up! A gilded age of architecture in the Germantown landscape
"Look Up!" is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment.
Men Allegedly Stole from Railroad
State police arrested 26-year-old Casey Marino and 27-year-old Lucas Marino after receiving a complaint from the railroad.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Local History: He drove Scranton into the history books
The Electric City was born one icy day in November 1886 when Scranton's electric trolley made its inaugural run.