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The beat goes on

Whenever the Philadelphia Orchestra presents a concert in Verizon Hall, principal timpanist Don Liuzzi is in his usual place in the percussion section near the rear of the stage.

Attempts to make Boulevard a safer road continue

In case you haven’t heard about it, or worse yet experienced it, Roosevelt Boulevard can become pretty dangerous at times.

Around Town: April 13, 2016

Art competition deadline approaching

Volunteers remove 61 bags of litter from Pennypack Park

Forty-six volunteers removed 61 bags of litter from Pennypack Park on March 26 during the first monthly cleanup event of the year hosted by the Friends of Pennypack Park.

Torresdale neighbors complain about shooting range

Neighbors search for answers as to why a Torresdale country club is allowed to house a shooting range. Loud shotgun blasts can be heard from nearby homes most Sundays. 

Taking a SPIN in their new facility

Special People In Northeast Inc. last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open an early childhood center at 12670 Dunks Ferry Road, in the annex of St. Anselm Church in Parkwood.

Pets of the Week: April 6, 2016

McDreamy dreams of a home

Opening of ‘swingers club’ postponed to address community concerns

It didn’t take long for word to spread about the possible opening this month of a “swingers/sex club” in the Rosewood Caterers building in Upper Holmesburg.

For Mayfair men, it’s always high steaks

Brothers Brian and Jim McCafferty, for 20 years, drove to South Philadelphia for sandwiches at Tony Luke’s.

Jury continues deliberations in retrial of murder case

Daniel Dougherty is charged with arson and murder in the  1985 deaths of his two young sons in Oxford Circle. His 2000  conviction was overturned due to ineffective legal representation.