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Tacony man accused of harassment, indecent exposure

A Tacony man with three prior prison stints and more than a dozen arrests for charges including harassment, lewdness and corrupting a minor was locked up again on April 29 for allegedly accosting several young women at Philadelphia University.


School budget cuts topic of Holme Circle civic meeting

The School District of Philadelphia’s budget crisis will affect every public school in the city, including the relatively prosperous Robert Pollock Elementary School in Holme Circle, according to the outgoing principal.


Pets of the Week (May 8, 2013)

Looking for some brotherly love


Burholme girl makes her own impact on Race for the Cure

Amelia Figueroa has participated in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure since becoming a patient care technician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America three years ago.


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens at Benjamin Rush on May 9

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush drama club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. The school is located at 11081 Knights Road.


Judge Ken Powell faces challenges to keep his seat

Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Powell is the only incumbent in the 20-candidate field, but faces a challenge to keep his seat in this year’s elections.


Zecca urges voters to unseat Butkovitz in city controller race

Mark Zecca said Philadelphia needs an independent, reform-minded city controller and is urging voters to discard two-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz.      Zecca also believes he, not Brett Mandel, has the independence and reform ideas to best run the office.


If only I could: Gifts I would have given my mother

On so many Mother’s Days, I gave my mother dainty earrings in little boxes wrapped in pretty paper.  I would choose those earrings with care to match her green eyes. 


Local churches to learn their fate on May 31

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to announce on May 31 which churches, if any, will merge or close, and parishioners at two Frankford churches are nervously awaiting the verdict.


Police Survivors Benefit is May 18

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 invites family and friends of police to attend the 17th annual Police Survivors Benefit on May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the new FOP hall, 11630 Caroline Road.