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Volunteers haul trash during monthly park cleanup

Thirty-five volunteers donated more than 80 man-hours to beautify some Northeast Philly parkland on Aug. 24 during the monthly cleanup event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.


Centenarian celebration

100 years young: On Thursday, Sept. 12, five of the oldest people in Philadelphia received recognition at a special lunch. The centenarians were guests of honor at Immaculate Mary Home. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Pennypack historical marker is re-installed

A Pennsylvania historical marker has been re-installed at the Pennypack Creek Bridge. And this time, it’s protected from Frankford Avenue vehicle traffic.


School funding is top priority for city controller candidate

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, wants to be held accountable for the state of the School District of Philadelphia if he is elected on Nov. 5.


Around town: September 18, 2013

Rep. Cohen open house is Saturday


Plainclothes officers patrolling drug-heavy streets

Drug dealers had been giving the 4700 block of Griscom St. a miss for a while, but they’re back, a resident recently week told the 15th Police District’s commander, Capt. John McCloskey.


O’Neill: Medical Mission Sisters not selling for now

Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Octoberfest 5K is at Parx

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem invites runners, walkers and their supporters to take part in the second annual Octoberfest 5K to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Participants will run on the legendary Pennsylvania horse track on Saturday, Oct. 12, for a truly meaningful cause.


Sunday’s half marathon will benefit American Brain Tumor Association

Six-year-old Braeden Most’s mom, Colleen Flood, is running in the Sept. 15 Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia to raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association.


Bambies run out of magic in title game bout

It was just one of those days when very little went St. Hubert’s way.