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City Council considers banning automated purchasing machines that dispense cash for small electronics.

City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.


Investing in energy-efficient home improvements pays

The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.


Website expands coverage into E. Torresdale

Members of the East Torresdale Civic Association learned about a Web-based social network that could become an alternative for folks who can’t attend their neighborhood civic association meetings.


Frankford Parks elects new board

The Frankford Parks Group, a nonprofit dedicated to fixing up and maintaining some small neighborhood parks, elected a new board on Oct. 8, said treasurer and former president Kimberly Washington.


2nd District officers awarded for heroic rescue

Aug. 14 was not a particularly typical day in the neighborhood.


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Plaque to memorialize drowning victim


Around town: October 23, 2013

City to begin collecting leaves


Chicken Soup and Salad

Is that Aunt Margaret behind the potted plant blowing her nose again? Was Uncle George clutching a pile of crumpled tissues while blotting his sore, red nose? Could that sneeze from cute, little, baby Mathilda (while you were closely inspecting those adorable dimples) possibly be full of germs?


Alvarez announces self-imposed term limit if elected

Danny Alvarez, the Republican nominee for district attorney, has announced a self-imposed term limit of one four-year term if he were to win the office.


Music man

Gary Grisafi worked as a construction safety specialist and a Republican leader of the 53rd Ward, but his guitar always remained a close companion.

It took him a few decades and a handful of forays into other careers, but Gary Grisafi has finally opened a music store in Bensalem, the Grisafi Music Institute.