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Corbett campaigns in the Far Northeast

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Far Northeast last week to rally supporters in anticipation of his re-election bid.


City tax revenues rose $200 million

City tax revenues rose $200 million during the fiscal year that just ended, the city controller said Monday.


Pennypack Park monthly cleanup nets 43 bags of trash

Thirty-six volunteers with the Friends of Pennypack Park netted 43 bags of trash, two bags of recyclable cans and a list of assorted, sometimes strange, debris during the monthly park cleanup event on June 22.


Methadone clinic foes vow to keep fighting

A crowd of around 300 was at Abraham Lincoln High School on July 16 to protest proposed methadone clinic.


Parx names new GM

Anthony Faranca is the new general manager of Parx Casino. Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner and operator of the Bensalem gaming complex, made the announcement.


St. Joachim to reopen for special Mass

Rev. Tom Higgins, pastor at Holy Innocents Parish, will celebrate a Mass on Saturday in honor of the feast of St. Joachim.


O’Neill opens office in FOP headquarters

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.


Northeast cleanups are scheduled for Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts. 


13th Congressional District fundraising figures released

The four Democrats running in next year’s primary in the 13th Congressional District all had something to cheer about last week when 2013 second-quarter fundraising figures were released.


Charting a change

Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.