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Around town: November 19, 2014

Civic group to feed the needy


Zoning decision reversed; NE mosque cannot expand

A 2012 zoning board decision that would have allowed a Northeast mosque to build a 65-foot minaret on its Boulevard property was reversed last week.


Water Department scrambles to fix Somerton sewer project

Some residents in Somerton deal with severe flooding every time it rains. The Water Department planned to install storm drains, but progress has been mired in questions.   


Veterans share war stories with Orleans students

William J. Myers had to pay for the helmet he wore as a Marine during World War II. The 89-year-old South Philly man still recalls the price with a smile. He was charged $2.87.


Torresdale Library educates vets about benefits

Torresdale Library held a Veterans Day program on Monday. Local veterans met with Joseph Buckley, service officer for the state Veterans of Foreign Wars, to learn about benefits from the Veterans Affairs. 


Supreme Court to hear arguments in Lynn appeal

State Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments in the case of Monsignor William Lynn in Harrisburg on Nov. 18, according to court records.


A story of strength

Bonnie Kaye’s grieving began years before her daughter Jennifer stuck a needle in her arm for one last high.


Ready for action

“Is ‘zam’ a word?” asked the boy who had run into Steve Schmidt’s office at the McIlvain Rec Center on Penn Street.


Protecting home base

The 8th district has a new police captain, but he’s no stranger to the streets of the Far Northeast.   


Pets of the Week: November 12, 2014

Wren loves to play