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Around town (July 17, 2013)

Goldman Sachs offering free program


Harbor View announces closure

Harbor View, a senior citizens apartment building on the 9500 block of State Road, will close within the next few months.


Celebrating 100 years

Income tax became law in 1913. Some good things happened 100 years ago, too.


Plenty of fun in the park this summer

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be giving away free water ice and pretzels on Wednesday evenings this month along with information about the creek that skirts the Lower Northeast. TTF also will conduct guided tours of the trails that cut through Tacony Creek Park.


Pets of the Week (July 17, 2013)

Sossa needs a home


NE residents start planning for Philadelphia2035

Philadelphia2035 is an effort by the Planning Commission to create blueprints for future physical development of the city using input from the people who know it best — Philadelphians. 


The girl next door

A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.


Aging is changing

In the past, nursing homes have been modeled after hospitals, not homes. Throughout the Northeast, that concept is rapidly changing. 


PSPCA continues to search for cats in Bustleton home

A Bustleton home so infested with vermin that it was declared unfit for human habitation likely won’t be demolished by the city even though the Department of Licenses and Inspections also posted it as structurally unsafe.


New law aims to prohibit all types of synthetic marijuana

Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this month signed legislation that makes it harder for the makers of synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs to dodge arrest.