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Clydesdales parade coming to Mayfair

The public is welcome to watch the Budweiser Clydesdales parade along Frankford Avenue next Wednesday night. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 outside the newly opened Cottman Beverage, at 7544 Frankford Ave. The Clydesdales will trot south on the avenue and are expected to arrive at Mayfair Beverage, at 6500 Frankford Ave., at 7:45 p.m.

Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.

A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  

Former NE convent sold

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes on July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.

Mater Dolorosa Church to reopen for special Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.

City-owned vacant buildings and land are up for sale

There’s some land in Philadelphia the city wants to sell — at reasonable prices. There’s some other land the city wants to sell for a buck.

Wounded NE cop still in critical condition

A convicted felon with a history of assaulting police shot and critically wounded a Philadelphia police officer during a violent struggle inside a Feltonville corner store on Tuesday afternoon.

Around town: August 14, 2013

Library exploring Joyce’s Ulysses

A warm welcome

A local church and its volunteers are helping refugees adjust to a new life in the United States. 

Highway dedicated to fallen heroes

Public officials, led by state Sen. Mike Stack, re-dedicated a 12-mile stretch of I-95 in memory of two fallen Philadelphia police officers.