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Tacony moves Conwell show, also preps for history day

In Tacony, the Tommy Conwell concert has been rescheduled while plans continue for the neighborhood’s annual history day festivities.Rain washed out Conwell’s scheduled Aug. 25 concert at Disston Recreation Center, at 4500 Disston St....

Pharmaceutical firm buys golf-course acreage

An international pharmaceutical company’s plan to build a multimillion-dollar distribution center on the site of the closed Island Green Golf Course in the Far Northeast has been talked about since the fall. The talk...

Police have suspect in custody for 7-Eleven robbery

Philadelphia police on Monday announced last month’s arrest of a North Philadelphia man in connection with the armed robbery of a Mayfair 7-Eleven on May 7.The arrest occurred Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. on the...

Firefighters to host benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at...

Man and teen wounded in Frankford drive-by shooting

Two pedestrians were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in Frankford on Aug. 23.The victims included a 30-year-old man who was shot in the right foot and a 16-year-old boy who was shot once in...

Former cop pleads guilty in steroids case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to federal felony charges in connection with an illegal anabolic steroids distribution ring.Joseph McIntyre, 36, of the 3300 block of Atmore...

Upper Holmesburg is mourning a valued leader

The Upper Holmesburg community is mourning the death of one of the neighborhood’s most active and influential leaders.Paul Kauffman was a founding board member of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association and the driving force...

Irene serves delay in GOP clambake

The annual Republican City Committee clambake was postponed Sunday because of the effects of Hurricane Irene.The outdoor festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Cannstatter’s, at 9130...

Perzel to plead guilty in corruption case

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel has insistently proclaimed his innocence since November 2009, when a grand jury indicted him and nine others on campaign-related corruption charges.But a Dauphin County Common Pleas Court judge...

Cottman Avenue changes direction

A five-block section of Cottman Avenue in Tacony was scheduled to become a two-way street on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m.For many years, Cottman Avenue between Torresdale Avenue and State Road carried two lanes...
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