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13th Congressional District fundraising figures released

The four Democrats running in next year’s primary in the 13th Congressional District all had something to cheer about last week when 2013 second-quarter fundraising figures were released.


Oh, rats!

Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks. 


Northeast cleanups are scheduled for Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts. 


Fox Chase Town Watch relaunches National Night Out

National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.


O’Neill opens office in FOP headquarters

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.


Fire Department is now accepting new applications

The Philadelphia Fire Department on Monday began accepting applications for new firefighters. The application deadline ends on Aug. 23. 


Great ways to eat Chia seeds

 Chia Seeds: Healthy or Hype?


Savage to host breakfast fundraiser at the shore

Dan Savage believes he’ll have the support of many elected officials, ward leaders and unions in his expected Democratic primary challenge next year to state Sen. Tina Tartaglione.


Cottman Beverages is back in business

Cottman Beverages has been serving the Mayfair area, neighbors say, since the late 1960s, though there was a recent three-year hiatus.


Legacy Youth Tennis program seeks players

The Legacy Youth Tennis and Education program kicked off on June 25, but there’s still time for kids to enroll at one of six sites in the Northeast.