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End of an era

That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.


Hidden history on display at Neshaminy Mall

Back when it opened, Neshaminy Mall made history and celebrated it. Now, local musician Hal Aaron wants it to do both again.   


Popular Rhawnhurst bakery closes its doors

Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.


Around town: January 15, 2014

Recycle your Christmas trees


Frankford NAC hears zoning concerns

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s zoning panel didn’t support — or oppose — a Edmund Street homeowner’s plans to improve his property on the 4700 block.


Heartbeats reunion show Jan. 25

One of the Philadelphia area’s most versatile and entertaining dance bands, The Heartbeats, invite party-goers to their 2014 Friends and Family Reunion show on Saturday, Jan. 25, at a brand new Northeast venue.


Fox Chase UMC violated zoning code with new school

The Fox Chase United Methodist Church violated the city’s zoning code by opening its doors to a private Christian secondary school last fall, according to the leader of a neighborhood civic association.


Chief LePre honored for 50 years of service with the Phila. Fire Department

Battalion Chief Charles LePre, who last year celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Fire Department, was honored during last week’s LaSalle-George Washington game at the university’s Gola Center. Also honored during a game timeout were two Philadelphia police officers and a paramedic.


Lawmakers propose gay marriage bill

Three Greater Philadelphia state senators last week talked up bills that would allow same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and also ban landlord and employer discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons. Speaking at a City Hall news conference, state Sens. Daylin Leach, Mike Stack and Larry Farnese urged Republican leaders to support, not block, Senate Bill 719, which would legalize same-sex marriage, and Senate Bill 300, which would ban landlord and employer discrimination against LGBT Pennsylvanians.


Local charity garners $500,000

The recent Susan G. Komen Philadelphia “50 Shades of Pink” Tie Ball attracted more than 400 people, including leaders from the local corporate, healthcare and philanthropic communities, as well as many public figures.