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Pets of the Week: November 27, 2013

Pistachio loves to play all day


Free Obamacare help is available

There are people out there who will help you find health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and given that the law is so complex, you might need a little assistance figuring out if you’re eligible. 


Oldtimers honor four at luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association earlier this month honored four people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman’s voice

Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman’s voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.


Far NE man hosts cancer benefit for wife

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.


Cost of Thanksgiving is lower than last year

Philadelphians who shop for the makings of a Thanksgiving feast are likely to pay a little less for a turkey and all the trimmings than they did last year, according to City Controller Alan Butkovitz.


Bustleton neighbors want discussions with developers

A Bustleton man who wants to demolish an Evans Street house and replace it with two single-family homes last week didn’t get the support of Greater Bustleton Civic League members.


The gift of giving

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch that also included dessert, a take-home dinner, a Visa gift card, music and dancing.


Contest will help needy

The Perzel Agency, an insurance firm at 7338 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, is running a Facebook contest to award Christmas dinners to needy families in the Northeast. The contest runs from Dec. 2-16.


Around town: November 27, 2013

Holiday light show