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Around town events (May 15, 2013)

Homestead exemption deadline extended


Police charge pair stole van, tools

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 38-year-old David O’Keefe of Croydon, Bucks County, with 56 counts of theft, receiving stolen property, weapons, conspiracy and related offenses in connection with the alleged theft of 31 Econoline and Chevrolet Express contractor vans. Many of the crimes occurred in the Northeast. 


Volunteers clean up Pennypack Park on Earth Day

Thirty-one volunteers and city workers celebrated Earth Day on April 27 by removing 55 bags of debris, plus two bags of recyclable cans from Pennypack Park. 


40 years later, local preschool continues to thrive

Forty years ago, a young assistant pastor was looking for a preschool in the Northwood area for his son.


Police seek two men in pharmacy burglary

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men in connection with a pharmacy burglary in Torresdale.


Lawncrest man charged with animal cruelty

A 36-year-old Lawncrest man was changed May 11 with 15 counts of animal cruelty, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA. 


Frankford CDC undergoes several personnel changes

The Frankford Community Development Corp. is going through some changes.


Revitalizing Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Park is looking as good as ever after several dozen volunteers from RBC Wealth Management spent a recent Saturday morning revitalizing the grounds. 


Students honored for winning Catholic Daughters contest

Thirteen St. Katherine of Siena eighth-grade students were honored last week as winners of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mystical Rose No. 2628 Education Contest.


At 79, she’s finally set to graduate from CCP

Bernice Appel, 79, watched her two daughters graduate from Community College of Philadelphia.