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Freedom rings

Lawncrest celebrates: Neighborhood residents flocked to Rising Sun Avenue in the annual Lawncrest 4th of July parade on Thursday.


A big bang

An alleged copper thief is accused of causing a blast that reduced a home to a pile of rubble.


Dangerous swim spot claims another life

13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends. 


Alleged copper thief arrested in Wissinoming house explosion

Bail has been set at $200,000 for the alleged copper thief accused of triggering a natural gas explosion in a vacant Wissinoming house on Saturday.


I-95 Cottman work should be done in 2016

Tired of ongoing I-95 construction? Get used to it.


Bustleton civic scores zoning win

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were glad to hear the Zoning Board of Adjustment has agreed with the league’s opposition to legalizing a deck on the 9900 block of Alicia St. Not only did the zoning board reject the variance, it also ordered the homeowner to tear down the deck.


Somerton Civic denies extra parking request

Members of the Somerton Civic Association voted against a local homeowner’s plan to pave a portion of her yard for additional parking spots.


Tasty competition

The 7th District cops compete with Ladder 34 firefighters during a hoagie-building contest at a new Wawa that opened at Krewstown Road and Grant Avenue in Bustleton


Around town (July 3, 2013)

Local attorney gets leadership post


Paul’s Run fetes oldest residents

Paul’s Run on Bustleton Avenue recently honored its most senior seniors with a luncheon and certificates presented by state Rep. Ed Neilson (D-169th dist.). It was the fifth time the retirement community had lauded its residents who are 100 years old, close to that age, or older.