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Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.


State treasurer joins Democratic race for governor

State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.


A therapeutic trot

Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center offers special needs clients therapy through horseback riding.

Those who don’t know Randee Stevens’ daughter, Nika, might think that she doesn’t communicate very well.


Rep. Clay discusses illegal housing for recovering addicts

You could hear the frustration and the anger, and state Rep. James Clay got an earful of it in a loud, not always civil, public meeting last week.


Catholic Social Services preparing to serve local children

Since being selected in May to be part of the city Department of Human Services’ new model, Catholic Social Services has been readying to serve youths in the 2nd, 7th and 8th police districts.


Around town: September 25, 2013

PFCU holding art competition


Family and friends to memorialize Frankford activist Gloria Redd

Family members and friends of Gloria Redd will memorialize her on Sunday, Oct. 13, during an 11 a.m. service at Northeast Baptist Church.


City seeks feedback on proposed Frankford Creek Trail

What do you think about a trail along the Frankford Creek that would run from Wingohocking Street in Juniata all the way to Bridesburg near the Delaware River?


Fox Chase principal invokes community involvement

The new principal at Fox Chase Elementary wants the community to get involved with the school. And it’s a neighborhood Rob Caroselli knows well; he lives in Fox Chase.


Council member’s bill would curb mayor’s contract powers

City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.