Story Archive June 01 2011

Still time to sign up for annual Badges of Honor Run

The third annual Badges of Honor 5k Run will take place on Saturday morning near Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

Ceremonies pay tribute on Memorial Day

A year after North Catholic High School closed for good, its alumni association re-dedicated the Our Lady of Fatima shrine for graduates who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Two well-known NE bowling alleys roll into the gutter

Two venerable local bowling alleys closed recently.

Robbery suspect found hiding in getaway van

Officers from the 7th Police District captured the suspected armed robber of a Rhawnhurst convenience store early Monday after the bandit hid unsuccessfully inside his would-be getaway vehicle.

Deadline is near to be part of citywide garden contest

How does your garden grow?  Are your veggies and flowers of award-winning quality?

Special reward

Generous donation of books brings plenty of smiles to staffers and youngsters at Mayfair child-care center.

Police & firefighter football team earns playoff appearance

Despite suffering its first loss of the season on May 21 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Philadelphia’s police and fire football team, the Blue Flame, has qualified for a postseason game in the National Public Safety Football League.

Walmart is expanding at Franklin Mills mall

Members of the Millbrook Civic Association last week learned that Walmart will close its stand-alone store on Franklin Mills Boulevard and move into the empty Boscov’s store inside the mall complex. They liked what they heard.

Trips (June 2, 2011)

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Editorial: The Grand Old Problem

Philadelphia’s moribund Republican Party needs to do a lot of soul-searching …