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Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.


FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.


Frankford Civic discusses rise in crime at meeting

The neighbors on the 4600 block of Worth Street see the cars with out-of-state plates and they know why they’re there.


Legislators attend recent Northwood Civic meeting

Northwood isn’t the biggest neighborhood in terms of geography, but is home to two state representatives.


Mayfair Civic Association names new president

Joe DeFelice last month presided over his final meeting as president of the Mayfair Civic Association.


Speaking out against abuse

The colorfully cheerful banners hanging in the front yard of a Parkwood townhome extol the virtues of the determined teenager who lives there.


Pets of the Week: October 9, 2013

Simone is sweet and special


Alvarez challenges Williams to district attorney debate

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is hoping to debate incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams before voters go to the polls on Nov. 5.


O’Neill urges seniors to get taxes frozen

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) announced that the Department  of Revenue is  accepting senior citizen real estate tax freeze applications.


Attorney General warns consumers about health care scam

With millions of consumers seeking health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is reminding Pennsylvanians to protect their personal information during the open enrollment period, which could bring with it a rise in financial, medical or insurance identity theft scams.