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Blanket donations warm hearts

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) thanks the community for its donations of blankets and thermal underwear for St. Francis Inn Ministries, a Kensington-based charity that serves the poor and homeless.


Students raise funds for cancer

The George Washington High School National Honor Society raised $2,200 for a breast cancer charity during a recent Walk For a Cure in the football stadium.


Burholme talks child welfare

Guests at December’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association listened to Christmas carols performed by the Redeemer Church Praise Band and a presentation by Catholic Social Services about a new initiative.


Lynn freed, to reside at St. William rectory in Lawndale

The public got a look at a much changed Monsignor William Lynn on Monday morning as he entered the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert streets.


Lynn expected to be released today

Monsignor William Lynn, in custody since his historic June 2012 child endangerment conviction, is expected to be a free man sometime this morning.


Monsignor Lynn no longer in custody

Monsignor William Lynn, locked up since his historic June 2012 child endangerment conviction, is no longer in custody.


Pets of the Week: January 1, 2014

As pretty as a Lilly


Snow blows in by 6 p.m. Jan. 2

Forget all that Winter Wonderland bunk. If you can get yourself indoors today while the roads are still clear, do it. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., is predicting heavy snow throughout Greater Philadelphia from 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 2) to 1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 3). The weather service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow.


South Philly Stromboli

“I think I was born with a rolling pin in my hand,” I declared as I wielded the instrument of flat destruction across the pizza dough, flattening the lump into one, very thin cover for a Stromboli extraordinaire. We were making a Stromboli — my sister-in-law, Denise, and me. It would be our family’s last visit to Atlanta to see Nanny, my husband’s mother, who was in at-home hospice at Denise’s house. Denise wanted to learn how to make Stromboli. But who can do that without a rolling pin? A previous phone conversation had disclosed that we would be without that necessary tool, so I brought mine along on our trip from Philadelphia.


Monsignor Lynn released from state prison

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday put up the $25,000 needed to bail out Monsignor William Lynn, and he was released from an upstate prison into the custody of the Philadelphia prison system this morning.