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Volunteers pitch in to clean up Pennypack

The Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup committee wrapped up its 2013 schedule by removing 21 trash bags of debris, plus many large items from the woods in the area of Rhawn Street and Lexington Avenue on Nov. 23.


Property owners report incorrect taxes

Marvin Lewis was one of the lucky ones, or, so he thought. The Fairfield Street resident in November was informed that the assessment on his home would be knocked down almost $14,000.


Nazareth Hospital’s Ticora Marable wins DAISY award

Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recognized the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient for the fourth quarter of 2013: Ticora Marable, BSN, RN, of the Sixth Floor Transitional Care Unit. Ticora was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-NE-BC, VP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer on Tuesday, Dec. 3.


Contractors must show license

Contractors who submit permit applications to the Department of Licenses and Inspections will have to submit “tax clearance” forms and show they have insurance. Contractors also must show they have insurance coverage for general liability, workers compensation and automobile liability.


NE water main break displaces residents

As if it weren’t hectic, and wet enough on the day before Christmas Eve.


Somerton winter tradition ends

A decades-old winter tradition in Somerton has come to an end.


Financial aid night Jan. 7

Parents of local high school juniors and seniors are invited to learn more about college and trade school financial aid during a session on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.


How hot is your chili?

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Sports Association invites the public to participate in and attend its Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the FOP’s 7C Lounge, 11630 Caroline Road.


Head of the class

MaST Charter scores well in new school performance ratings.

It might require matching doctoral degrees in math and education to grasp the entirety and meaning of Pennsylvania’s latest state-mandated school assessment program.


Cops pay holiday visits to fallen officers’ families

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby, members of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol, police from throughout the Delaware Valley and attorney James Binns delivered Christmas dinners to the families of fallen police officers on Dec. 23 and 24.