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2nd District officers awarded for heroic rescue

Aug. 14 was not a particularly typical day in the neighborhood.


Priest’s accuser dies

The witness against a 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy died suddenly, the district attorney’s office announced this afternoon.


Apple cheesecake

The apple, the original forbidden fruit, was the choice fruit in the Garden of Eden. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown in the world today. Eve ate one of them.


Lifelong devotion

Local activist is dedicated to battling AIDS epidemic.

When the annual AIDS Walk Philly takes place this Sunday, Oct. 20, Robb Reichard of Wissinoming will be there — just as he’s been every year since his first walk in 1988.


St. Christopher School donates baby supplies to charity

For years, Kathleen Thompson and her colleagues at St. Christopher School in Somerton taught their students to be stewards of the community, particularly the less fortunate and distressed folks who live there.


Program helps diminish school violence

When the school year begins, it’s a time rife with social stress for most students. Reputations are important to get clear right away and most kids, admittedly or not, just want to do what they can to feel comfortable and settled. For students, it’s just that simple. For school administrators, however, it’s never that cut and dry, and establishing an environment that feels safe for all is key.


Cops, firefighters to play ball

The annual charity baseball game between the Philadelphia Police Baseball Club and the Fire Brigade has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks.


More than 220K approved for Homestead Exemption

More than 220,000 Philadelphia homeowners will get real estate tax breaks next year because they have been approved for the $30,000 Homestead Exemption.


Rhawnhurst girl to sell charitable bracelets

Cerena O’Neill, a 10-year-old Rhawnhurst girl who sells bracelets and T-shirts to raise money for charity, will be attending two upcoming craft shows.


Normandy Civic Association plans neighborhood reunion

Members of the Normandy Civic Association are firming up plans for a May 2 neighborhood reunion at the FOP lodge on Caroline Road.