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Blue Flame Bouts will be Feb. 28

Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring on Friday, Feb. 28, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame hosts the 11th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road.


East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.


Corrected real estate tax bills to be distributed

A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.


Vacant auto dealership will become home to Wawa, CVS

Demolition of the vacant auto dealership at Grant Avenue and Academy Road will be complete sometime in the next week or so, according to the developer who will build a Wawa and a CVS on the 7-acre property.


City to spend $400K to upgrade Lackman Rec Center

A nice crowd turned out on a cold night Feb. 5 to hear about plans to renovate the Lackman Rec Center in Bustleton. City Councilman Brian O’Neill, who hosted the meeting at the rec center on the 1100 block of Bartlett Street, said between 20 and 30 people showed up for the evening session held just hours after the region’s worst ice storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of PECO customers.


Father Judge High School opens new STEM center

Father Judge High School welcomes eighth-grade boys and their parents to visit its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics center.


State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.


Gone, but not forgotten

Danny Boyle’s memory lives on through a scholarship created in his name. The fund has distributed more than a half-million dollars to disadvantaged students.

Danny Boyle died 23 years ago, but hundreds of families continue to harvest the rewards of the slain police officer’s public service and his ultimate sacrifice.


An old-fashioned cupid

Sweet Beginnings celebrates 30 years of one-on-one matchmaking.

Singles who sign up with Sweet Beginnings don’t begin their matchmaking journey by filling out a questionnaire, whether on paper or online. 


A surreal experience

Traveling back in time: The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a Surrealists Exhibit through March. More than 70 works of art, poetry, and sound clips adorn the exhibit’s walls, designed to give people a sensation of going back in time to 1924, when the Surrealist movement began in Paris. The exhibit is designed to look through the history of the movement like a timeline, starting with its early influences in the 1930s, and following it through the end of World War II. There are also spaces in the galleries, with abstract furniture put together to portray a piece of art. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA