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Leach talks with voters at Somerton diner

Daylin Leach toted his congressional campaign into foreign territory last week. Or depending whom you ask, maybe it was his home base.


Martha’s Macaroons

Hip, hip, huzzah! On President’s Day, we shout out a hearty hurrah to George, our first president. We set aside a day in February each year to honor our Founding Fathers, and so we should. But wait. What about Martha?


Vacant auto dealership will become home to Wawa, CVS

Demolition of the vacant auto dealership at Grant Avenue and Academy Road will be complete sometime in the next week or so, according to the developer who will build a Wawa and a CVS on the 7-acre property.


Oldtimers club gives two awards

The Old-timers Bats and Balls As-so-ci-ation last week honored Tom McGuckin and the Russo family with the Wil-li-am “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group con-sists of former ath-letes and of-fi-cials. Mem-bers meet four times a year at Randi’s Res-taur-ant & Bar, at 1619 Grant Ave. in Grant Plaza II in Bustleton.


Corrected real estate tax bills to be distributed

A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.


$9,000 windfall just a con game

The callers say they’re from the government and they want to give you $9,000.


Blue Flame Bouts will be Feb. 28

Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring on Friday, Feb. 28, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame hosts the 11th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road.


New bills will protect domestic violence victims

Late last month, state Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170th dist.) introduced five bills that call for more protections for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. 


Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.


East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.