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Wolf criticized for latest ad

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for a television ad that references the bipartisan transportation bill signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett.


Tacony concert series finale is next week

The Tacony Summer Concert Series will present its season finale on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Disston Recreation Center, Disston and Glenloch streets. The evening will feature Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. 


State Rep. visits YMCA

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) recently visited the Northeast Family YMCA, at 11088 Knights Road, to see how it is impacting the community. Pictured are (from left) program director Sean Zearfaus, board member Mary Anne Benner, executive director Paula Green, Boyle, family services director Deborah Nejman and board member Frank Porrazza.


Pets of the Week: August 20, 2014

Coco has a lot of love to give


Neilson sworn in to City Council

Ed Neilson, of Millbrook, was sworn in last week as the newest member of City Council.


IRS warns customers about rampant phone scam

According to an Aug. 13 IRS news release, 1,100 victims have lost $5 million.

When you answer your phone, don’t believe anybody who claims to be from the IRS -— especially one who demands you cough up some dough, or else. There really might be federal employees who think you nibbled at the truth on your tax return, but they aren’t calling. Con artists are.


Honoring a hero

William Arpino’s heroism has stood the test of time. Sixty years after his service in the Korean War, he has accepted a Purple Heart.

William “Ron” Arpino is not one to draw attention to himself.


Golf outing fundraiser slated for Aug. 25

The Dog Days of Summer Golf Outing will raise money for a diabetic alert dog for a Somerton teenager, Joe Gillespie.


Fun in the sun

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge last week at Vogt Playground in Tacony.


Frankford zoning group approves two neighborhood projects

The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee last week approved variance applications for two neighborhood properties. There were no objections to plans to put an addition on the rear of 4314 Leiper and also make the single-family home a duplex. Similarly, there were no objections to legalize multifamily units at 1652 Haworth.