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Snow blows in by 6 p.m. Jan. 2

Forget all that Winter Wonderland bunk. If you can get yourself indoors today while the roads are still clear, do it. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., is predicting heavy snow throughout Greater Philadelphia from 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 2) to 1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 3). The weather service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow.


City veterans group to meet

Philadelphia’s Veterans Advisory Commission has announced the dates for its quarterly meetings in 2014. The commission was established on Feb. 2, 2006, pursuant to a City Council resolution. It meets in City Council chambers, Room 400 of City Hall. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, March 5, June 18, Sept. 10 and Dec. 10. All meetings begin at 2 p.m. ••


Financial aid night Jan. 7

Parents of local high school juniors and seniors are invited to learn more about college and trade school financial aid during a session on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.


How hot is your chili?

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Sports Association invites the public to participate in and attend its Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the FOP’s 7C Lounge, 11630 Caroline Road.


Twice as nice

Adriano Ciocca recently opened his second restaurant.

For Adriano Ciocca, being raised in an Italian household and following his instincts fostered a dream of owning an Italian restaurant. And at 33, Ciocca’s dream essentially has doubled. He now owns two Italian restaurants.


Property owners report incorrect taxes

Marvin Lewis was one of the lucky ones, or, so he thought. The Fairfield Street resident in November was informed that the assessment on his home would be knocked down almost $14,000.


NE water main break displaces residents

As if it weren’t hectic, and wet enough on the day before Christmas Eve.


More than 500 lose power near Cottman and Brous

“An issue with an underground cable” before 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, cut power to 571 PECO customers who live near the intersection of Cottman and Brous avenues.


Cops pay holiday visits to fallen officers’ families

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby, members of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol, police from throughout the Delaware Valley and attorney James Binns delivered Christmas dinners to the families of fallen police officers on Dec. 23 and 24.


Nazareth Hospital’s Ticora Marable wins DAISY award

Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recognized the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient for the fourth quarter of 2013: Ticora Marable, BSN, RN, of the Sixth Floor Transitional Care Unit. Ticora was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-NE-BC, VP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer on Tuesday, Dec. 3.