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Around town: October 9, 2013

Rosaries for widows’ fund


A beautiful day in the neighborhood

A time to celebrate: Somerton Day, a celebration of the neighborhood, was held on Saturday, Oct. 5. 


Holmesburg family practice expands

For 32 years, Dr. Joseph Pongonis has been keeping the families of Holmesburg physically healthy. Now he’s working on the economic health of the neighborhood.


Happy trails

The city has laid out plans for the trail along Frankford Creek. The paved path will take hikers and bikers to the Delaware River.

Picture the Frankford Creek. Go ahead.


Union president demands inspections on all city fire department vehicles

In the aftermath of an ambulance fire that caused significant damage to an Old City firehouse, the president of the Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics union is calling for safety inspections to all city fire department vehicles.


Ticket to write

Legendary broadcaster Larry Kane discusses his new book, which documents the trials and tribulations of the early years of the Beatles.

It has been almost 50 years since the Beatles invaded America, and there are few people alive who likely remember it as vividly as veteran journalist Larry Kane. Kane was with the band during every stop of its 1964 and 1965 American tours, an opportunity Kane said he “never sought out.”


15th PDAC announces new community relations officer

There is a new community relations officer at the 15th Police District, members of the district’s advisory council learned at their Sept. 30 session. Officer Keisha Jacobs, with the department since 1998, is replacing Officer Sharon Krause, who has been the 15th’s CRO for several years and is now the district’s Compstat officer.


Decrease your risk of bone loss

How strong are your bones?


Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.


FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.