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Around town (June 26, 2013)

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Democratic primary candidates collect endorsements

Three of the candidates in next year’s Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District have collected some recent endorsements.


Court reverses zoning decision, permits methadone clinic

A methadone clinic is one big step closer to opening at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street in Holmesburg.


El Concilio recruits foster parents, expands into NE

Family care service agency hosts panel for foster parents.


Cameras help cops nab suspect in brutal attack

Modern technology and a policeman’s sharp eye led to the capture of a Northeast man wanted in connection with a brutal assault in April on a Rhawnhurst resident.


City Council adopts $3.8 billion budget, cigarette tax

City Council members gave their final OK to a $3.8 billion 2014 operating budget on Thursday before recessing for the summer.


Blasting belly fat with quinoa

With all the gadgets and gizmos available that promise six-pack abs, you might think we should be a nation of strapping Adonises. However, the current U.S. obesity epidemic would indicate otherwise. Stephen Ball, University of Missouri Extension exercise physiologist, says sit-ups and crunches will tighten your abdominal muscles, but you will still have the same layer of fat sitting on top of those muscles.


Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees

Bob Cassidy, a Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame board member, rattled off the numbers as he tried to explain the greatness of the hall’s inductees.


Pets of the Week (June 19, 2013)

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Council looks at plan to sell liens for unpaid taxes

The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances.