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Around town: August 13, 2014

Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’


Another court battle brewing in long Bustleton zoning fight

If the fight over the use of one little Bustleton house were a reality TV show, it would be called Zoning Wars. So far, there have been several episodes, and another is in production now.


Wissinoming Civic becomes a registered community organization

Residents of Wissinoming have their very own civic association once again. About 40 neighborhood residents met the new leaders of the long-dormant community group last Wednesday night during an inaugural meeting at Lower Mayfair Playground.


Volunteers brave storm to clean up Pennypack Park

The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.


Travel back in time

On a recent Tuesday evening, members of a tour group sat down to dine in a private room at the City Tavern in Old City.


A taste of generosity

Rita’s Italian Ice recently made its ninth annual check presentation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation toward the fight against childhood cancer. Jeff Moody, CEO of Rita’s Italian Ice, presented Liz and Jay Scott— Alex’s parents — with a $300,000 check toward Rita’s Fund of Hope, an endowment that ensures the travel needs of families whose children are battling cancer are met. Families and childhood cancer survivors attended the event, took a tour of Rita’s Cool University and learned how to make Rita’s Italian Ice. 


Residents encouraged to speak up at 15th PDAC meeting

What about us? What do we think about crime in our neighborhoods?


Police Advisory Council to meet Aug. 12

The 7th Police District Advisory Council will sponsor the district’s PSA-1 meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Recreation Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. 


Pets of the Week: August 6, 2014

Save the day by adopting Spiderman


Lone local state House battle features Tomlinson vs. Driscoll

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Northeast is divided into nine districts.