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O’Neill: Medical Mission Sisters not selling for now

Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Octoberfest 5K is at Parx

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem invites runners, walkers and their supporters to take part in the second annual Octoberfest 5K to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Participants will run on the legendary Pennsylvania horse track on Saturday, Oct. 12, for a truly meaningful cause.


Around town: September 18, 2013

Rep. Cohen open house is Saturday


Winners announced in Citywide Garden Contest

Thirty-two Northeast Philly residents have won recognition in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2013 Citywide Garden Contest. Since only 41 Northeast gardeners entered the contest this year, 32 represents about an 80-percent winning percentage.


Plainclothes officers patrolling drug-heavy streets

Drug dealers had been giving the 4700 block of Griscom St. a miss for a while, but they’re back, a resident recently week told the 15th Police District’s commander, Capt. John McCloskey.


Pets of the Week: September 18, 2013

Take a Chance


Philadelphia German Butter Cake

“I had my first kiss on your street,” said the salesman who just sold my younger son, Ted, his first new car. “We were under a big, old tree, and I can’t even remember the girl’s name.” Turns out that our salesman grew up in our neighborhood and had gone to the same grade school as my sons. Our sales guy chuckled as he punched the calculator to give us the drive-out price. I chuckled as I wondered whether it was that kiss or the commission that was bringing this man such obvious joy.  


Financial advisers visit Rhawnhurst NORC

Two financial advisers last month encouraged members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to design well-rounded financial plans.


Centenarian celebration

100 years young: On Thursday, Sept. 12, five of the oldest people in Philadelphia received recognition at a special lunch. The centenarians were guests of honor at Immaculate Mary Home. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Pennypack historical marker is re-installed

A Pennsylvania historical marker has been re-installed at the Pennypack Creek Bridge. And this time, it’s protected from Frankford Avenue vehicle traffic.