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City to spend $400K to upgrade Lackman Rec Center

A nice crowd turned out on a cold night Feb. 5 to hear about plans to renovate the Lackman Rec Center in Bustleton. City Councilman Brian O’Neill, who hosted the meeting at the rec center on the 1100 block of Bartlett Street, said between 20 and 30 people showed up for the evening session held just hours after the region’s worst ice storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of PECO customers.


Councilman discusses Philly’s voice with Millbrook Civic

Councilman David Oh thinks Philly loses influence in Harrisburg because city officials must resign their seats if they want to campaign for any posts other than their own.


Mumia lawyer nominated to head Civil Rights Division

A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.


Zoning topic of next Frankford Civic meeting

Frankford Civic Association members last week were supposed to be asked to support a local businessman’s plan to put a snack bar in his Torresdale Avenue car wash, but the business owner didn’t make a presentation.


Medical matters: How you can recognize and treat high blood pressure

Blood pressure is the measurement of force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. The measurement is given in two different numbers: the top or higher number known as the systolic and the bottom or lower number known as the diastolic. The systolic is the highest pressure and the diastolic the lowest pressure during each heartbeat.


Stack and Cohen show support for National Small Business Weekend

State Sen. Mike Stack and state Rep. Mark Cohen are introducing resolutions in support of National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and purchase American-made products.


State rep. attends Burholme Civic meeting

State Rep. Mark Cohen addressed last month’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, endorsing National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and buy American-made products.


Around town: February 12, 2014

Vogt holds Drama Club signups


Lawncrest Civic member honored

The recent Lawncrest Community Association meeting attracted a bunch of local elected officials and high-ranking police officials.