The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.
National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.
The Philadelphia Fire Department on Monday began accepting applications for new firefighters. The application deadline ends on Aug. 23.
Rev. Tom Higgins, pastor at Holy Innocents Parish, will celebrate a Mass on Saturday in honor of the feast of St. Joachim.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts.
Sossa needs a new best friend
A ceremony at Roosevelt Playground was held on Saturday to retire an American flag that was tattered by Superstorm Sandy. The ashes of the old flag were buried. ••
Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.
The four Democrats running in next year’s primary in the 13th Congressional District all had something to cheer about last week when 2013 second-quarter fundraising figures were released.