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Former community center will become a church

The proposed child day care center is out, while a non-denominational Christian church is coming to the former Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue.


Automated purchasing machine ban moves forward

The machines offer quick cash for small electronics, and some feel the easy money fuels rising smartphone thefts.

A bill that outlaws automated purchasing machines like the two in Franklin Mills was voted favorably out of committee last week.


FOP dedicates 21 plaques at union hall

Being a cop in the “olden” days wasn’t much safer than it is today.


A riotous history

The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.


Dead zone

Loud bangs and disturbing voices have long been little-known peculiarities of Philadelphia’s lone surviving Civil War museum, but noisy neighbors are not to blame.


Pets of the Week: October 30, 2013

Sweet as Honey


A storybook homecoming for Washington’s Tommy Oliver

Tommy Oliver may have moved on from Philadelphia to an exciting career as a feature filmmaker, but that didn’t stop his high school alma mater from giving him a Hollywood homecoming.


Garlic and Oil / Broccoli Rabe

Little did I know what fate and destiny would conspire to cook up for me when my car found its way to a strange, lone house on a barren hilltop – the address my editor gave me to cover a Halloween masquerade food party.


Candidates continue to court voters

Election Day is Tuesday, and candidates are making last-minute campaign appearances.


A spooky scene

Pumpkin parade: More than 150 pumpkins were displayed at St. Martha Elementary School on Friday. Students and their families created the pumpkins that were divided into five categories: creative, food, animals, animation and scary. PHOTOS BY MELISSA YERKOV