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State representative race gains another candidate

Torresdale native and Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.

The race to succeed state Rep. Mike McGeehan got a bit more crowded last Thursday as Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.


Making days better

OfficeMax recently presented $1,000 worth of classroom supplies to Mrs. Lisa Foley, a science teacher at Kennedy Crossan Elementary School, 7350 Bingham St. in Burholme.


Severe weather should not spike insurance premiums

Your inner cynic can take a breath.


Local business celebrates grand opening of new office

Exit Premier Realty last week celebrated the grand opening of its office at 8021-A Castor Gardens in Rhawnhurst.



Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.


Fundraiser will benefit Bustleton Bengals

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization will hold a beef-and-beer fundraiser on Friday, March 7, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Ballroom, at 11630 Caroline Road.


Corrected real estate tax bills to be distributed

A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.


Vacant auto dealership will become home to Wawa, CVS

Demolition of the vacant auto dealership at Grant Avenue and Academy Road will be complete sometime in the next week or so, according to the developer who will build a Wawa and a CVS on the 7-acre property.


East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.