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Oak tree grows in Archbishop Ryan student’s memory

Timothy Connors’ family and friends recently marked the two-year anniversary of his death by placing a special wreath in front of a growing tree planted in his memory a year ago.


Pets of the Week (July 3, 2013)

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Bustleton civic scores zoning win

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were glad to hear the Zoning Board of Adjustment has agreed with the league’s opposition to legalizing a deck on the 9900 block of Alicia St. Not only did the zoning board reject the variance, it also ordered the homeowner to tear down the deck.


Somerton Civic denies extra parking request

Members of the Somerton Civic Association voted against a local homeowner’s plan to pave a portion of her yard for additional parking spots.


Tasty competition

The 7th District cops compete with Ladder 34 firefighters during a hoagie-building contest at a new Wawa that opened at Krewstown Road and Grant Avenue in Bustleton


Around town (July 3, 2013)

Local attorney gets leadership post


Paul’s Run fetes oldest residents

Paul’s Run on Bustleton Avenue recently honored its most senior seniors with a luncheon and certificates presented by state Rep. Ed Neilson (D-169th dist.). It was the fifth time the retirement community had lauded its residents who are 100 years old, close to that age, or older.


Public forum scheduled for July 9

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, will conduct what he said will be the first in a series of public town hall gatherings around Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.


Lawncrest celebrates 4th of July with parade, festivities

The 98th annual Lawncrest 4th of July celebration is set for Thursday.


Body found in burning car

Firefighters made a grisly discovery after they extinguished a burning car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a human body in the vehicle’s trunk.