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Local officials help raise awareness of hunger

Richie Simon, the 7th Police District’s community relations officer, on Sept. 18 helped bag groceries at the ShopRite at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. to help raise awareness of hunger and to raise funds to fill shelves at community food banks. Gov. Tom Corbett and the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland had declared Sept. 18 “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” City Councilman David Oh and state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle participated at other Northeast Philly ShopRites. ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities with food assistance throughout the Northeast United States.


Family and friends to memorialize Frankford activist Gloria Redd

Family members and friends of Gloria Redd will memorialize her on Sunday, Oct. 13, during an 11 a.m. service at Northeast Baptist Church.


Uncovering the truth

‘Against Their Will’ reveals the horrifying history of medical experimentation on children during the Cold War.


Lynn lawyer: Endangerment law was wrongly applied

The state’s child endangerment statute does not apply to Monsignor William Lynn, his lawyer argued Tuesday before a three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel. 


School funding is top priority for city controller candidate

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, wants to be held accountable for the state of the School District of Philadelphia if he is elected on Nov. 5.


Pennypack historical marker is re-installed

A Pennsylvania historical marker has been re-installed at the Pennypack Creek Bridge. And this time, it’s protected from Frankford Avenue vehicle traffic.


Centenarian celebration

100 years young: On Thursday, Sept. 12, five of the oldest people in Philadelphia received recognition at a special lunch. The centenarians were guests of honor at Immaculate Mary Home. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Financial advisers visit Rhawnhurst NORC

Two financial advisers last month encouraged members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to design well-rounded financial plans.


Philadelphia German Butter Cake

“I had my first kiss on your street,” said the salesman who just sold my younger son, Ted, his first new car. “We were under a big, old tree, and I can’t even remember the girl’s name.” Turns out that our salesman grew up in our neighborhood and had gone to the same grade school as my sons. Our sales guy chuckled as he punched the calculator to give us the drive-out price. I chuckled as I wondered whether it was that kiss or the commission that was bringing this man such obvious joy.  


Pets of the Week: September 18, 2013

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