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Freedom rings

Lawncrest celebrates: Neighborhood residents flocked to Rising Sun Avenue in the annual Lawncrest 4th of July parade on Thursday.


A big bang

An alleged copper thief is accused of causing a blast that reduced a home to a pile of rubble.


Dangerous swim spot claims another life

13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends. 


Still looking for answers in fatal crash

One year later, questions remain in the death of Officer Brian Lorenzo.


Around town (July 10, 2013)

Music camp at Crescentville church


A perfect record

Naya Enriquez’s accomplishment is among the highlights of what seemed to be a successful year for former St. William Elementary School pupils who made the transition to their new school.


Houseman Rec Center pays tribute to longtime leader

The Houseman Recreation Center-based Philly Tar Heels 16-and-under basketball team celebrated its city championship at a recent banquet and awards ceremony.


Pets of the Week (July 10, 2013)

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Farmer’s market vouchers are now available to seniors

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has begun distribution of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program produce vouchers as part of  an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.


Tips for grilling outdoors

During the summer, many people enjoy cookouts with family and friends. Grilling outdoors is particularly popular in my home state of Texas.