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Around town: January 29, 2014

Color guard to appear at hockey game


Kmart to close in April

The Kmart at 900 Orthodox St. will close by late April, the discount retailer’s parent, Sears Holding Co., announced last week. The company also is shuttering its Center City store at 901-99 Market St. 


Flower Show needs social media host

The Philadelphia Flower Show this year will create an interactive hub called the Green Room. Online and in person, the Green Room will be the hub for all Flower Show buzz — the center of attention of broadcasts and outreach of our media partners. 


Timeless friendships

A stranger observing them in the back room of the Country Club Diner on a recent evening might wonder: Was this a family gathering? A neighborhood party? An office party?


DA’s office appeals reversal of sex scandal conviction

Petition was filed with the state Supreme Court on Monday.


Mayfair Civic approves daycare center

The former Northeast Community Center is already home to a religious group and could get a childcare facility, too. 


Pets of the Week: January 22, 2014

Slugo loves to play all day


Minestrone Soup

My hometown is not tattooed on my forehead. I don’t carry a sign saying so, but in conversations with out-of-towners, invariably, I’m asked, “Are you from Philadelphia?”


Morrell Park skin care service denied

The city zoning board on Tuesday morning wouldn’t give a Northeast resident the OK to operate a business in her Morrell Avenue home.


Adcock making second bid for Congress

Businessman Dee Adcock will seek the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary.