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Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.


Teaming up to fight hunger

Paper or plastic?: 7th Police District Community Relations Officer Rich Simon and former Phillies player and broadcaster Gary Matthews helped bag groceries at Shop Rite, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., as part of Pennsylvania’s Day to Help Fight Hunger on Sept. 17. 


Story of a Survivor

Carla Donato is raising awareness about ovarian cancer.

In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.


Reliving history

Martin Lentz’s play, ‘D-Day, Again,’ is a one-act drama that takes place in a single day more than a half-century after the legendary Normandy invasion.

Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.


Preparing for winter topic of Frankford NAC meeting

There’s no big storm coming. Streets aren’t flooded. Heavy snow’s not in the forecast, and there aren’t massive power outages. Those things might happen, and, if you’ve been drawing breath for a few years, you know they already have. Do Irene, Sandy and last winter ring any bells? About 40,000 Philadelphians were without electric power, some for several days, last winter.


Possible ‘skeleton key fob’ may be responsible for local car breakins

That remote-control key fob you use to lock and unlock your car isn’t the only one like it in the world, according to the American Automobile Association.


Police baseball team to play charity game

The Philadelphia Police Blue Sox baseball team will see a change of scenery for its fourth annual charity game to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 


Pets of the Week: October 1, 2014

Snuggle with Shadow


PECO conducts equipment maintenance in Northeast

In looking around the city for trouble with its equipment, PECO found and fixed some in the Northeast. 


Murder mystery is Oct. 19

The interactive murder mystery Law and Murder will take place on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post No. 366, at 7976-78 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase.