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Walking the walk

It’s an urban given: Walk around any city neighborhood and you’ll spot something that needs fixing.Last week, Jim Sanders and John Farrell walked around Frankford doing just that, but they toured the neighborhood with representatives...

Regional DEA agent honored for role in fighting drugs

Gil Kerlikowske, White House drug control policy director, recently presented Ralph Reyes, an assistant special agent in charge for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, with the national award for Outstanding Task Force Commander at...

Switch to solar gets warm reception

The secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was on hand for the recent dedication of solar panels at a local apartment complex, and he declared the innovation an example of the American...

Man burned in assault in Oxford Circle

An Oxford Circle man suffered burns covering 15 percent of his body as two burglars attacked him in his home early Saturday, police said.Philadelphia police were called to the house on the 6300 block of...

Residents, tavern owner still at odds in E. Torresdale

The owner of a popular waterfront tavern in East Torresdale wants to expand his business, but neighbors want him to scale it back.The outcome of their yearslong difference of opinion remained undecided last week after...

Celebrating July 4th in style

World War II veteran Bernard Tengood was among the participants in a July 4 celebration at the Baker’s Bay Condominiums at State Road and Convent Lane. The party was hosted by the Rummy Kup...

Dougherty’s shore reunion on Saturday

The 15th annual Cardinal Dougherty High School Alumni Association Soar at the Shore reunion will take place this Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in...

A look ahead to the presidential election

The 2012 Pennsylvania primary is scheduled for April 24, and the presidential election will top the ballot.President Barack Obama is likely to win the Democratic Party nomination without a challenge, while at least eight Republicans...

School drops plan for church space

A Bustleton church probably will withdraw its application for a zoning variance that would have allowed it to rent classrooms to a charter school.A hearing scheduled for July 6 before the city’s Zoning Board of...

A new Crusader in charge

Father Judge High School did not have to go on an extensive search for a new principal.Last month, as the school year ended, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia appointed Judge principal Kathleen Herpich to the...
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