Story Archive October 09 2013

15th PDAC announces new community relations officer

There is a new community relations officer at the 15th Police District, members of the district’s advisory council learned at their Sept. 30 session. Officer Keisha Jacobs, with the department since 1998, is replacing Officer Sharon Krause, who has been the 15th’s CRO for several years and is now the district’s Compstat officer.

Alvarez challenges Williams to district attorney debate

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is hoping to debate incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams before voters go to the polls on Nov. 5.

Around town: October 9, 2013

Rosaries for widows’ fund

Attorney General warns consumers about health care scam

With millions of consumers seeking health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is reminding Pennsylvanians to protect their personal information during the open enrollment period, which could bring with it a rise in financial, medical or insurance identity theft scams.

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

A time to celebrate: Somerton Day, a celebration of the neighborhood, was held on Saturday, Oct. 5. 

Calendar of Events: October 9, 2013

 Thursday, October 10

Casino Trips: October 9, 2013

TLA Feasterville Oct. 15. Mt. Haven Resort. Octoberfest. Reserve by Oct. 11. Inf. 215-598-3227  ALSO: Nov. 14. American Music Theatre. Includes “Christmas Show” and lunch at Shady Maple restaurant. Reserve by Nov. 7. Inf. 215-598-3227. ANOTHER TRIP: Dec. 31. Includes New Years Gala, restaurant and show. Reserve by Dec. 21. Inf. 215-598-3227.

Conquering the jungle gym on an autumn afternoon

It was an early autumn afternoon, and it was just the two of us at Jonah’s backyard jungle gym. This grandson, with the thatch of dark brown hair, always has had a special place in my heart because he is in that unenviable middle child position in a family of three boys.

Crime log: October 9, 2013

Sept. 9 through 22

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