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Popular Broadway Sings concert returns Labor Day

Congregations of Ner Zedek is just days away from again welcoming the Broadway Sings concert production.

Mater Dolorosa Church will reopen for special Mass

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, which closed on July 1 after 102 years, will reopen for a special Mass on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.

Pizza recipes squared away

I was planning dinner and thinking about how I could transform some leftover, grilled chicken sausages and bell peppers into another meal. Then it hit me: Pizza! Dinner dilemma solved. I decided to slice the sausages, chop up the peppers, combine them with some mild salsa and cheeses, and use it as a topping for homemade, deep-dish pizza.

Around town: August 28, 2013

Think before the storm

Pets of the Week: August 28, 2013

Give Brock something to smile about

SPCA waiving adoption fees on Aug. 24

The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave.,  is offering fee-waived adoptions on most animals on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Peace & Love Summer Block Party!  “The event is a way to highlight all of the services available to the public at the Pennsylvania SPCA while finding new homes for the wonderful pets in our shelter,” said PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. The following deals and promotions will be offered:

Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.

Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.

Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 

City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.