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Contest will help needy

The Perzel Agency, an insurance firm at 7338 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, is running a Facebook contest to award Christmas dinners to needy families in the Northeast. The contest runs from Dec. 2-16.


Around town: November 27, 2013

Holiday light show 


Hall of Fame dinner is Nov. 30

Members of the Calvary Athletic Association will be honoring their Hall of Fame athletes and coaches during a special dinner at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call Mike Bremser at 215-840-2282. No tickets will be available at the door. ••


Look out for Santa on SEPTA

Every year, Santa rides SEPTA on the day after Thanksgiving, and, so he will again this year, for the 23rd time.


Beautification project approved in Holme Circle

A Holme Circle beautification project has been approved by the city and is ready to begin, but neighbors should not expect to see any big changes in the area until next spring.


Upper Holmesburg discusses sale of former Liddonfield site

A cloudy timeline for the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site is coming into clearer focus, according to the leader of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.


New Northeast medical practices must now seek zoning variances

City Council last week made it more difficult to open up a methadone clinic in the Northeast.


7th PDAC names Officer of the Month at recent meeting

The 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Timothy Taylor as the district’s Officer of the Month last Thursday during the PDAC’s monthly meeting at Klein JCC.


No final decision made about Mondelez closing

State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.


Free Obamacare help is available

There are people out there who will help you find health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and given that the law is so complex, you might need a little assistance figuring out if you’re eligible.