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City controller releases jobs plan for the city

City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week released a plan for the city to create 4,400 jobs by partnering with its education and medical anchor institutions to spend more of their money in Philadelphia rather than outside the city.


Phila2035 will examine East Torresdale’s future

The Philadelphia2035 project is making its way into East Torresdale.


Police looking for Mayfair flasher

Police are hoping to catch a bizarre flasher who’s been haunting Frankford Avenue at night, asking women to perform sexual acts on him with a slice of Swiss.


Erica Peck will rock you, Philly

Erica Peck remembers one of the first times she heard Bohemian Rhapsody.


Pets of the Week: January 8, 2014

Max needs a new friend


Traditional English Scones

The burning question this week on the minds of millions of Americans across the United States is, “What will happen to Lady Mary now that her beloved Matthew is gone?”


Fire deaths down, injuries up in 2013

Philadelphia’s fire deaths were down, but its fire-related injuries were up in 2013, according to year-end data released by the city’s Fire Department on Jan. 2.


Students raise funds for cancer

The George Washington High School National Honor Society raised $2,200 for a breast cancer charity during a recent Walk For a Cure in the football stadium.


Burholme talks child welfare

Guests at December’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association listened to Christmas carols performed by the Redeemer Church Praise Band and a presentation by Catholic Social Services about a new initiative.


Cancer benefit raises $3,400

The recent Judy’s Answer for Cancer 2.5K Walk/Run raised $3,400 for Fox Chase Cancer Center. The event, held in memory of Judy Sabatina, took place in Pennypack Park, which was decorated with balloon gateways at the entrance. About 100 people participated, and they had the opportunity to tour the Fox Chase mammography van.