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Here comes the 'bride'

Peggy Kaufman was a happy mother of the bride at a recent wedding at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim.


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Decision-time is inching closer for Margolies

— Marjorie Margolies, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, said she will not make a decision regarding the 13th Congressional District seat until the school’s semester is over.


At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School student is sitting in a city jail cell after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into school last Wednesday.


Fueling the fire

Philadelphia firefighters union President Bill Gault held the attention of an entire city, but for the first time in a long while, did not use it to admonish Mayor Michael Nutter.


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.


From grandmother, with love

My favorite kinds of cookbooks are ones that have been inspired by family recipes. I enjoy reading the stories about the family member who prepared the dishes in the cookbook and trying the recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. “Nahima’s Hands: Unique Mediterranean Cuisine” by Andrea Cassell is a loving tribute to her grandmother (Nahima) and her flavorful, Mediterranean recipes.


M-16 rifle is missing from police inventory

Has anyone seen a Philadelphia police-issued Colt M-16 rifle lying around?


Suspect sought in sexual assault of teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman in Wissinoming early on April 8.