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State to alter GED testing on Jan. 1

As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.


City changes trash set-out times

You can put your trash out as early as 5 p.m. and not be subject to fines.


Cut for the Cure fundraiser is Oct. 13

The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.


Somerton athlete wins gold medal

Somerton resident Anne Kalanty recently won a gold medal at the National Senior Games in Cleveland.


Casino to host charity run

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.


Judge allows city to revoke promotions of firefighters

Amid uncertainty among Philadelphia’s chief personnel executive and leaders of the city’s Fire Department, a judge on Friday refused to block the Nutter administration from revoking the recent promotions of 14 firefighters.


Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.


Pets of the Week: October 2, 2013

Sweet as Honey


Catfish wraps

Autumn is officially here. I’ve heard and seen honking geese in “V” formation flying south. Even if you don’t listen to KYW in the morning, there’s that chill in the air and you know it’s time to get out your sweater or jacket. Last week, I took a brisk, morning walk outside with my sweater wrapped tightly around me. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner and it hit me – Catfish Wraps. These catfish are really good bundled up with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onions and black olives and wrapped in soft whole wheat tortillas.


Tender time

Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died.