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Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.


Outside fish-drying is not illegal

Is it legal in Philadelphia to hang up meat or fish to dry outside a house? 


Mater Dolorosa Church to reopen for special Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.


Former NE convent sold

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes on July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.


Clydesdales parade coming to Mayfair

The public is welcome to watch the Budweiser Clydesdales parade along Frankford Avenue next Wednesday night. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 outside the newly opened Cottman Beverage, at 7544 Frankford Ave. The Clydesdales will trot south on the avenue and are expected to arrive at Mayfair Beverage, at 6500 Frankford Ave., at 7:45 p.m.


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.


A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  


City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.


City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.