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Minestrone Soup

My hometown is not tattooed on my forehead. I don’t carry a sign saying so, but in conversations with out-of-towners, invariably, I’m asked, “Are you from Philadelphia?”


Decades later…a death sentence denied

After 23 years, Pat Boyle and his family are still reliving the nightmare.


Regan’s celebrates 70 years this Saturday

Joe Regan went directly from walking the hallways of Olney High School to tending bar at Regan’s on the Boulevard.


Adcock making second bid for Congress

Businessman Dee Adcock will seek the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary.


Happy days at Tacony Charter School

School spirit: Local representatives and school officials cut the ribbon at the new addition to Tacony Charter School, a brand new gymnasium. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


The beat goes on

If you’re old enough to remember the mullets, the Zubaz pants, the Kiss costumes or the time that Nick Casciano went on stage dressed like a Hooters girl, you already know that The Heartbeats are synonymous with fun.


2nd PDAC stresses importance of reporting crimes

Squeak. Go ahead. Do it again.


Improvements to Frankford discussed at PhillyRising meeting

PhillyRising’s new Frankford coordinator Sanya Brown last week asked residents what they wanted to see in their neighborhood.


Residents discuss neighborhood concerns at Police Service Area 1 meeting

Cigs, drugs and locked-up buildings were the concerns residents brought to last week’s Police Service Area 1 meeting at Aria Health’s Frankford campus.


A day of remembrance

Embracing history: The Frankford Coalition of Neighbors celebrates it’s 15th anniversary with Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter Upper School. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA