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Officials promote US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at a recent meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.


Home Run Derby is slated for May 18

The ninth annual Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Home Run Derby charity fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 18, at George Washington High School. People of all skill levels are invited to compete. 


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.


Normandy house remains a neighborhood eyesore

A Normandy house listed as “imminently dangerous” since March still stands even though the city wants it demolished.


Engine 46 stresses importance of smoke detectors

It’s a sad scenario that Philadelphia firefighters see all too often: citizens suffering injury or death in a residential fire with no working smoke detectors in the home.


A special mission

Some Northeast kids saved the world a few weeks ago. They blasted into space and destroyed a giant asteroid that was heading for Earth.


Violent ‘home invasion’ shocks Castor Gardens neighborhood

Police say a 74-year-old woman was killed and her husband was beaten early this morning in their second-floor apartment in the 6700 block of Castor Avenue. A man has been taken into custody for questioning. Neighbors say the couple, known as Lew and Judy, often strolled around the streets together in the morning.


Comedy Night fundraiser slated for Saturday

St. Timothy Church will host a Lift Up Our Sisters comedy night on Saturday, May 4, to fund an elevator-repair project for the Sisters of St. Joseph, who live in the parish convent. Mike Dougherty Productions has lined up Chris Rich as the headline act. She’s appeared on Comedy Central and The View, toured nationally, won the Budweiser Ladies of Laughter contest and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Sherman Hemsley and Gilbert Gottfried.


Officials promote US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at a recent meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.


Trophy shop teams up with Hall of Fame

Spike’s, a company that provides trophies, awards and much more, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its current location last week by hosting a vendor show and welcoming a new tenant — the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.