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Dead all over

Frankford native pens memoir about his job removing corpses from homes and hospitals.

How did Andrew Meredith ever start making a living hauling dead bodies?


Around town: August 6, 2014

Protestant Home to host concert


Zoning board prolongs Bustleton decision

After a long-delayed hearing on whether a Bustleton businessman may legally make dental retainers in a residentially zoned Haldeman Avenue property, members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided not to decide.


Tax talk

Realtors want city to start collecting on delinquent taxes.

The president of Philadelphia’s leading organization of real estate agents is fed up with the city’s inability or unwillingness to collect delinquent taxes and he’s looking for others who share his disgust. More specifically, he wants agents who work or live in the Northeast to hop on board.


Taxpayers must confirm BRT hearing requests by July 31

Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should have been keeping an eye on the mail.


Take Back Your Neighborhood civic gets advice about voting

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last week heard from city elections commissioner Stephanie Singer and Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho.



Ner Zedek to have Broadway flavor in Labor Day concert

Congregations of Ner Zedek will again welcome back the Broadway Sings professional concert production. The concert is set for 1:30 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at Ner Zedek, at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst.


Kitchen closes Lawndale office

Due to redistricting, state Sen. Shirley Kitchen has had to close her satellite office in Lawndale.


Former traffic judges cleared of most serious charges

A federal jury last week found four former Traffic Court judges guilty of lying, but acquitted them and three others of the more serious charges of conspiracy and wire and mail fraud.