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Former Eagle visits Tacony PAL

While the current Philadelphia Eagles were preparing for last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, a former Eagle was sharing some of his compelling football and life experiences with a group of Northeast youths.


Discussing politics with the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.


A cultural celebration

More than 500 people turned out for the annual Danube Swabian Festival on Sunday at the Southampton Road club. At top, people dance during the festivities.


Challenge accepted

The staff at VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital, 12121 Knights Road, took part in the ice bucket challenge on Saturday afternoon. Money raised will be donated to the ALS Association, and the local animal hospital has nominated other VCA hospitals to take the ice bucket challenge. 


Ceremony for firefighters commemorates ultimate sacrifice

Hundreds of firefighters and residents gathered in solidarity in Port Richmond last Wednesday evening to honor Fire Capt. John Taylor and firefighter Rey Rubio for giving the ultimate sacrifice exactly 10 years ago.


Building hope

The abandoned building on Cottage Street in Frankford is a wreck. But for the church across the street, it’s an opportunity to enhance the community.

The three-story, five-sided brick structure at Harrison and Cottage in Frankford might have been a grand building a long time ago. Not anymore. Yet, the congregation of the church across the street wants to bring it back, and its members are willing to spend big money and a lot of toil to do it.


Around town: August 27, 2014

Burholme Business Association forming



40 years of building a future

Ask Debbie Bello, Orleans Technical Institute’s admissions director, for her fondest memory of her 15 years at the school and she recalls crying at a graduation.


Wolf criticized for latest ad

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for a television ad that references the bipartisan transportation bill signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett.