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Margolies lands five ward leader endorsements

Five Philadelphia ward leaders have endorsed Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.


Around town: January 15, 2014

Recycle your Christmas trees


End of an era

That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.


Popular Rhawnhurst bakery closes its doors

Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.


Hidden history on display at Neshaminy Mall

Back when it opened, Neshaminy Mall made history and celebrated it. Now, local musician Hal Aaron wants it to do both again.   


Fox Chase UMC violated zoning code with new school

The Fox Chase United Methodist Church violated the city’s zoning code by opening its doors to a private Christian secondary school last fall, according to the leader of a neighborhood civic association.


Chief LePre honored for 50 years of service with the Phila. Fire Department

Battalion Chief Charles LePre, who last year celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Fire Department, was honored during last week’s LaSalle-George Washington game at the university’s Gola Center. Also honored during a game timeout were two Philadelphia police officers and a paramedic.


Gifts of Generosity

Gianna Granato, 6, and her brother Steven Granato, 7, of Bustleton, started raising money for Toys for Tots by making rubber-band bracelets and key chains. They began in October this past year, and were selling in local malls and street stands by November. Every time they raised a sufficient amount of money, they bought toys for kids and contacted a local charity that could use them. Their parents have always encouraged them to help their community with some sort of project. Since the bracelets and key chains have been such a success for them, they would like to keep selling past the holidays and continue donating the money to charities. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Frankford NAC hears zoning concerns

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s zoning panel didn’t support — or oppose — a Edmund Street homeowner’s plans to improve his property on the 4700 block.


Local charity garners $500,000

The recent Susan G. Komen Philadelphia “50 Shades of Pink” Tie Ball attracted more than 400 people, including leaders from the local corporate, healthcare and philanthropic communities, as well as many public figures.