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Plainclothes officers patrolling drug-heavy streets

Drug dealers had been giving the 4700 block of Griscom St. a miss for a while, but they’re back, a resident recently week told the 15th Police District’s commander, Capt. John McCloskey.


Winners announced in Citywide Garden Contest

Thirty-two Northeast Philly residents have won recognition in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2013 Citywide Garden Contest. Since only 41 Northeast gardeners entered the contest this year, 32 represents about an 80-percent winning percentage.


Around town: September 18, 2013

Rep. Cohen open house is Saturday


Octoberfest 5K is at Parx

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem invites runners, walkers and their supporters to take part in the second annual Octoberfest 5K to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Participants will run on the legendary Pennsylvania horse track on Saturday, Oct. 12, for a truly meaningful cause.


O’Neill: Medical Mission Sisters not selling for now

Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Veterans to be honored at Somerton Civic’s Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association will celebrate the 10th birthday of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home as part of the civic group’s annual Community Day on Oct. 5 at Daniel Boyle Playground.


Volunteers haul trash during monthly park cleanup

Thirty-five volunteers donated more than 80 man-hours to beautify some Northeast Philly parkland on Aug. 24 during the monthly cleanup event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.


Mayfair Business Association announces busy fall schedule

The Mayfair Business Association and its neighborhood partners are planning a bunch of fall activities.


Hero Thrill Show fundraiser is this Saturday

It’s not too late to get tickets for the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show this Saturday, Sept. 21, outside of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.


Schwartz, Brady ask feds to nix drug-treatment facility

U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Bob Brady have written a letter to a Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration official, urging her agency to halt development of a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave.