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Wissinoming woman an advocate for AIDS awareness

This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue. 


Three union firefighters injured in Tacony blaze

Philadelphia’s firefighters union and City Councilman Bobby Henon have renewed calls for the elimination of the fire department’s brownout program in the aftermath of a Tacony blaze that injured three union members.


The test of time

It’s been six years since construction started on The Arbors at Eagle Pointe. More than half the homes still have not been sold, but the future looks brighter.

The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.


Streets Dept. announces leaf collection dates in NE

The Streets Department’s Leaf and Recycling Program will begin on Monday, Nov. 10, and will run through Friday, Dec. 19. 


Register valuables with theft-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


The power of reading

St. Christopher Elementary School in Somerton last week hosted It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald. The program was designed to inspire elementary and preschool children to read for fun and to respect and value books. The show encouraged kids in pre-kindergarten to fourth grade to set aside time to read.


Pets of the Week: October 15, 2014

Manny needs a new home


Northeast HOF: Virginia Knauer left long-lasting impression

Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.


National business group endorses Dee Adcock

The National Federation of Independent Business last week announced its endorsement of Republican Dee Adcock in the 13th Congressional District.


Hundreds audition for ‘Millionaire’ at Philadelphia Mills

A crowd of people aspiring to ethereal tax brackets lined up Thursday afternoon at Dave & Buster’s in the Philadelphia Mills to try out for the long-running game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.