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Toomey: Sequester could be good first step

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.

Upper Holmesburg opposes apartment expansion

Upper Holmesburg residents voted unanimously to oppose a local apartment house owner’s plan to build a third rental unit in an existing two-unit building.

Property owners can appeal valuations

Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was calculated and how that new assessment can be appealed.

Philadelphia selected to host World Meeting of Families

The Roman Catholic Church will be bringing its World Meeting of Families to the United States for the first time, and Philadelphia has been selected as the host city.

‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.

Talking taxes

— 10,000 callers deluge City Hall over AVI

Increasing wellness

“I don’t feel as well as I used to and I don’t get around much anymore.”

NE teen remembered as loyal friend, gifted student

Utah Izvuk had an endearingly sheepish way of greeting her best friend’s dad every time he came home and found the Rhawnhurst teen in his living room watching TV or in his kitchen devouring a light snack.

Utility scam artists burglarize Bustleton man

Scam artists posing as a public utility crew robbed an elderly Bustleton man of thousands of dollars in property, the deed to his home and the priceless ashes of his deceased wife last month.