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VFW Memorial Post 20 honor veterans at NE war memorial

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 20 on Sunday morning conducted a ceremony on the eve of Veterans Day at the longstanding war memorial on the Abraham Lincoln High School campus.


New members inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen individuals last week were inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.


Donations needed for Eleanor Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t too far behind.


Strength through support

Three years ago, Deneen Raysor and Jo Ann Runewicz dutifully installed the floor to their co-owned fitness facility and martial arts school, themselves. 


Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Nov. 24

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 37th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 24, along Frankford Avenue. The parade will start at noon at Rhawn Street. It will proceed south to Knorr Street. The performing area will be at Tudor Street.


Butkovitz soars to re-election victory

City Controller Alan Butkovitz, fresh off a resounding re-election win, now has about a year to ponder a big question.


Two abandoned buildings will be demolished in NE

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last month unanimously approved development of a property at Levick Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.


Around town: November 13, 2013

Soccer players sought


Protesters confront Corbett in Fox Chase

Passions were high last week as Gov. Tom Corbett arrived at Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 in Fox Chase to kick off his re-election bid.


Closing time?

An in-house announcement last week that the company that owns the old Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard was considering closing it sent city and state officials scrambling to find out what they could do to save the large bakery’s almost 300 union jobs and keep Oreos baking in the Northeast.