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Dawkins joins Democratic race

Jason Dawkins last week announced he’s a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 179th Legislative District.


Colleagues mourn loss of Parkwood’s Duda

oseph J. Duda Sr., a Parkwood resident and four-term city elections commissioner, died last week. He was 74.


City controller releases jobs plan for the city

City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week released a plan for the city to create 4,400 jobs by partnering with its education and medical anchor institutions to spend more of their money in Philadelphia rather than outside the city.


Lackman renovations to be reviewed

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will review plans for the renovation of Lackman Recreation Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the playground, 1101 Bartlett St.  All neighbors are welcome to attend and review the plans for the project. The renovation should be completed no later than the end of the school year in June, the councilman said in a press release.


Phila2035 will examine East Torresdale’s future

The Philadelphia2035 project is making its way into East Torresdale.


Police looking for Mayfair flasher

Police are hoping to catch a bizarre flasher who’s been haunting Frankford Avenue at night, asking women to perform sexual acts on him with a slice of Swiss.


Erica Peck will rock you, Philly

Erica Peck remembers one of the first times she heard Bohemian Rhapsody.


Pets of the Week: January 8, 2014

Max needs a new friend


Traditional English Scones

The burning question this week on the minds of millions of Americans across the United States is, “What will happen to Lady Mary now that her beloved Matthew is gone?”


Fire deaths down, injuries up in 2013

Philadelphia’s fire deaths were down, but its fire-related injuries were up in 2013, according to year-end data released by the city’s Fire Department on Jan. 2.