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Around town: October 9, 2013

Rosaries for widows’ fund

Local student awarded scholarship

Amit Kumar is the recipient of the Alliance Medical Education Scholarship offered through The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Attorney General warns consumers about health care scam

With millions of consumers seeking health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is reminding Pennsylvanians to protect their personal information during the open enrollment period, which could bring with it a rise in financial, medical or insurance identity theft scams.

O’Neill urges seniors to get taxes frozen

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) announced that the Department  of Revenue is  accepting senior citizen real estate tax freeze applications.

Alvarez challenges Williams to district attorney debate

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is hoping to debate incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams before voters go to the polls on Nov. 5.

Pets of the Week: October 9, 2013

Simone is sweet and special

Mayfair Civic Association names new president

Joe DeFelice last month presided over his final meeting as president of the Mayfair Civic Association.

Legislators attend recent Northwood Civic meeting

Northwood isn’t the biggest neighborhood in terms of geography, but is home to two state representatives.

Frankford Civic discusses rise in crime at meeting

The neighbors on the 4600 block of Worth Street see the cars with out-of-state plates and they know why they’re there.

FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.