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State rep reports troubling statistics in Frankford

A local legislator shared some Frankford statistics with members of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders last week, and they weren’t what you’d call uplifting.

Sabatina earns nomination in the 5th Senatorial District election

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. edged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby to earn the Democratic nomination in the 5th Senatorial District special election.

Phanatic visits All Saints Episcopal School for reading program

The Phillie Phanatic brought his trademarked brand of wholesome lunacy to the All Saints Episcopal School last week. Baseball’s favorite mascot knocked over an amp, cavorted and danced with teachers in front of some 70 very amazed — and giggling — little kids in the Frankford Avenue school’s auditorium.

Pets of the Week: February 4, 2015

Does she meet your Fancy?

New equipment will help diagnose breast cancer

Aria Health’s Torresdale campus this week will be introducing an ultrasound system that will better help doctors identify cancers in within dense breast tissue.

Local Democrat announces candidacy

Rhawnhurst’s Lisa Deeley is seeking a nomination for city elections commissioner. She hopes to earn the endorsement of the Democratic City Committee.  

A groundhog celebration

Grey Lodge Pub held its 14th annual Groundhog Day event on Monday. Starting at 7 a.m., local residents participated in Hawaiian shirt and hula hoop contests and a dance-off. 

Friends Hospital donates to police district advisory councils

It was big money — in more ways than one.

City Councilman introduces resolution for income equality

City Councilman Ed Neilson has introduced a resolution calling for the creation of a special City Council committee on income equality.

Bustleton Civic shows no support for new homes

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week let a developer know they didn’t care for his plans to build 16 twin homes on the 1800 block of Gregg Street.