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Battle looms over planned methadone clinic

Milt Martelack protests in front of a soon-to-be built methadone clinic on the 7900 block of Frankford Ave on Thursday, July 14.Kevin Cook/for the TimesAs opposition mounts in Mayfair and Holmesburg to a proposed methadone clinic...

Football camp in Frankford helps local youth win big

The Youth Development Mentoring Program recently celebrated the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Youth Development Speed and Agility Football Camp, a six-week training program that taught football basics to children in the Frankford community....

Good health better than a deadline deal for Phils

For major-league baseball teams looking to make a run at the World Series this year, July 31 could be an important date.That’s what is officially called the “non-waiver trade deadline” or, in layman’s terms,...

Hitting her stride

Before Sarah Hammer could become the best, she had to experience the worst.Hammer, who’ll be a senior at Archbishop Ryan High School, has become a star swimmer for the Ragdolls. Last winter, during the Catholic...

Hot shots

For Bob Hoffman, summertime in the city has always included one vital component — basketball.And that’s why, for the past eight years, he has provided local athletes with an opportunity to shoot hoops all summer long.“This is...

It’s a bewitching literary debut

Lori J. Schiele likes to write at a table in the back yard of her Somerton home. JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOA Far Northeast author’s first novel is rooted in something she knows plenty about . . ....

Actor/playwright Dubac asks: Can we all get along?

In a world populated by men and women from different planets — Mars, Venus, take your pick! — Robert Dubac has created a show that addresses those male/female issues in his one-man, multi-character play, The Male Intellect: An...

Musical bliss

WXPN general manager Roger LaMay said listeners who like the station’s diverse blend of music will love the 18th annual XPoNential Music Festival.There’s local talent, including David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket, featuring members of...

Dough boys

Ralph Crescitelli shows that he can still send kneaded dough airborne. JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOA celebration of 60 years at the same Mayfair location inspires some long-ago pizza makers at Tony’s Place to show...

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

After the evisceration that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen received by reviewers and audiences alike, it’s no surprise that the third installment steps up its game some.But it’s not enough.The overlong (and overloud) action flick Dark...
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