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Two abandoned buildings will be demolished in NE

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last month unanimously approved development of a property at Levick Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.


Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Nov. 24

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 37th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 24, along Frankford Avenue. The parade will start at noon at Rhawn Street. It will proceed south to Knorr Street. The performing area will be at Tudor Street.


Donations needed for Eleanor Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t too far behind.


New members inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen individuals last week were inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.


Strength through support

Three years ago, Deneen Raysor and Jo Ann Runewicz dutifully installed the floor to their co-owned fitness facility and martial arts school, themselves. 


Calvary pastor resigns after molestation allegations probed

Parishioners of Our Lady of Calvary Roman Catholic Church in the Far Northeast were informed at Masses today that their pastor, the Rev. John Paul, had resigned the post he had held for 13 years. Earlier last week, an announcement of the priest’s decision to leave, following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor 45 years ago, was posted on the parish school’s website. (See http://userweb.nni.com/OLC/ and click on “notes from the principal” on the left.)


Elected officials aim to keep Kraft plant open

State Sen. Mike Stack, state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle and bakers’ union leaders today promised to do everything they can to make sure the half-century-old former Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard doesn’t close, taking away the smell of baking Oreos and about 300 union jobs.


Irish musician to play free show in gratitude

If Port Richmond-based musician Raymond Coleman ever penned his autobiography, he might want to call it The Barber of Tyrone.


Brotherly love

Jared Brito can recall dying. It’s kind of a cute story.


More than quarter-million donated for scholarships

Almost $269,000 in scholarship money was donated last week by eight businesses that participated in the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.