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Mayfair couple to wed at Flower Show

Flowers always are big parts of weddings, but this year, a wedding will be a big part of the Philadelphia International Flower Show.


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.


Members of Ironworkers Local 401 arrested Tuesday

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property and assault, in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers. 


Fundraiser will benefit Bustleton Bengals

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization will hold a beef-and-beer fundraiser on Friday, March 7, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Ballroom, at 11630 Caroline Road.



$9,000 windfall just a con game

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


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. 


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.


Around town: February 19, 2014

Snow days erase school days off


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.