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Local churches to learn their fate on May 31

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to announce on May 31 which churches, if any, will merge or close, and parishioners at two Frankford churches are nervously awaiting the verdict.


Police Survivors Benefit is May 18

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 invites family and friends of police to attend the 17th annual Police Survivors Benefit on May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the new FOP hall, 11630 Caroline Road.


If only I could: Gifts I would have given my mother

On so many Mother’s Days, I gave my mother dainty earrings in little boxes wrapped in pretty paper.  I would choose those earrings with care to match her green eyes. 


Zecca urges voters to unseat Butkovitz in city controller race

Mark Zecca said Philadelphia needs an independent, reform-minded city controller and is urging voters to discard two-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz.      Zecca also believes he, not Brett Mandel, has the independence and reform ideas to best run the office.


Judge Ken Powell faces challenges to keep his seat

Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Powell is the only incumbent in the 20-candidate field, but faces a challenge to keep his seat in this year’s elections.


Delicious donations

Generosity has never tasted so good, thanks to staff and students at J. Hampton Moore Elementary School.


Philly Realtors’ group pushing to restart lien sales

Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens at Benjamin Rush on May 9

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush drama club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. The school is located at 11081 Knights Road.


Rotary Club helps fund Frankford’s newly painted gym

City Year Greater Philadelphia recently painted a Frankford High School gym, and the volunteers received a big boost from the Rotary Club of Frankford-Northeast.


City controller candidates visit Lawncrest meeting

The Lawncrest Community Association recently welcomed the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for city controller in the May 21 primary.