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Diamond the dog and a litter of kittens all need homes

Diamond recently found herself back in rescue because her owner couldn’t care for her. She is a lovely girl who loves people but may prefer to be the one and only pet in a home. She...

A community that cares

Around 200 volunteers helped clean Frankford Avenue this weekend as part of Frankford Community Cares, an event meant to set an example for keeping the community clean.

Knights of Columbus donates $900 to Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus based at the Father Thomas Ryan Knights of Columbus Council hall at 9090 Old Bustleton Ave. raised $900 over Father’s Day weekend for the Philadelphia Special Olympics.

Calendar of Events: July 18-25

Thursday, July 18 EVENTS Afternoon Artists at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 6918 Torresdale Ave. Art history theme. Homeschooling families are welcome with children 6 and up. Students not being...

New 2nd Police District commander visits civic association meeting

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association welcomed the new commander of the 2nd Police District on Monday night. Capt. Matthew Deacon was joined by Mark Mroz, the community relations officer. Deacon told the crowd he...

Marge Tartaglione remembered as family woman who helped people

Family, friends and public officials said farewell to former city elections commissioner Marge Tartaglione during a Saturday morning funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours Church. Tartaglione, a longtime resident of the 1400 block of...

Above and beyond

Cancer Treatment Centers of America nurse honored with prestigious award.

Around Town

Nature and history walk on Sunday Friends of Pennypack Park will hold its monthly nature and history walk on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m. Walkers will meet at the lower Verree Road parking lot. The...

East Torresdale Civic weighs in on July 4 fireworks festival

The East Torresdale Civic Association met four days after the first fireworks festival at Pleasant Hill Park. Overall, the neighbors seemed pleased, though there were negatives. Complaints included portable toilets not removed for days, some trash...

New law allowing state prosecution of city gun cases erupts in controversy

State Reps. Martina White and Jared Solomon, among others, last month sought to pass “concurrent jurisdiction” legislation that would have given Attorney General Josh Shapiro the ability to prosecute cases involving the sale, purchase...
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