Bristol Times

Building a partnership

By Tom WaringWire Staff WriterState Reps. Tom Murt and Brendan Boyle have formed an alliance designed to help them to work together to tackle issues and problems that cut across Eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia.Murt...

There’s no stopping her now: Caroline Pla reacts

Caroline Pla, an 11-year-old student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown, petitioned the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to change its rule and allow girls to play Catholic Youth Organization football. The archdiocese announced...

Picture perfect: Local students compete in photo exhibition

Danielle Gladstone of Dresher, Pa., was in Sofia, Bulgaria, last summer with a youth group when she eyed what she thought would make an unusual photograph.“It was a castle in Sofia,” said Gladstone, 18,...

Archdiocese says girls can play CYO football

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorCaroline Pla will once again be wearing a Romans football jersey this fall.The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced on March 14 that the Catholic Youth Organization has overturned its previous ban and will allow...

Organic gardening is thriving locally

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorUp until two years ago, AnnaMarie Chiofolo never considered herself a gardener.Now, she’s growing her own organic produce with the help of the BucksMont Organic Gardeners.This informal group of gardeners isn’t your...

Alternative energy a hot topic at MCCC

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorMontgomery County Community College is exploring the use of alternative energy.But, not everyone in the community is excited about it.The college is seeking approval from the township to install two sets of solar...

Abington High School Garden Club is in full bloom

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorThe Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest indoor plant show in the nation. And one local high school garden club has proved itself to be one of the best exhibits at this...

Reading the signs: Schwartz moves toward governor run

By Tom WaringWire Staff WriterThere have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.Schwartz hired the state Democratic Party’s finance director. Her campaign...

Tackling her dreams

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorCaroline Pla grew up watching her older brother play football.So, when she was old enough, she decided she would try her hand at the sport. Now, she’s fighting to make sure all...

Flower power

By John LoftusWire Staff WriterBrandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast Philadelphia resident, its stink is the...
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