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SPCA waiving adoption fees on Aug. 24

The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave.,  is offering fee-waived adoptions on most animals on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Peace & Love Summer Block Party!  “The event is a way to highlight all of the services available to the public at the Pennsylvania SPCA while finding new homes for the wonderful pets in our shelter,” said PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. The following deals and promotions will be offered:


Father Judge grad awarded scholarship

As a toddler, Ryan Donaghy suffered from frequent head pain.


Washington High graduate honored

George Washington graduate Aaron Goldberg received the Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Scholarship.   


Recovered body may be Pennypack drowning victim

A body recovered by police from the Delaware River last weekend may be that of a Wissinoming teenager who disappeared while wading in the storm-surging Pennypack Creek on Aug. 13.


Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.


Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 


City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.


City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.


A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.