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Solomon makes House candidacy official

Jared Solomon said he is running for the state legislature, in part, to improve the look of the Castor, Bustleton and Rising Sun avenue commercial corridors.


U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visits Wesley Enhanced Living for 125th anniversary

Wesley Enhanced Living, a nonprofit, faith-based organization that owns and manages multiple continuing care retirement communities in southeastern Pennsylvania, last week celebrated 125 years of serving residents.


Gov. Corbett tours Norcom Community Center

Gov. Tom Corbett last week toured the Norcom Community Center, which is operated by Special People In Northeast, the nonprofit human services organization that provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Pets of the Week: December 11, 2013

Be Scrappy’s new friend


Eye doctor has seen changes

Ophthalmologist Dr. John Siliquini Sr. can recall cataract surgery that required large incisions.


Little Flower HS remembers Lacey Gallagher

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls recently retired the No. 13 soccer jersey worn by Lacey Gallagher, who died in a car accident in 2007 following her senior prom.


The Santa Diet

When he visits your house on Christmas Eve, don’t disappoint that man in the red suit and white beard. A batch or two of homemade cookies is a sure way to share the jollies of the jingle-bell season. After all, a journey of about 3,400 miles, as the reindeer fly, is worthy of a special treat. Everyone loves Christmas cookies, especially the original, jolly, Jelly Belly. But he does get some cookie consumption competition at my house around holiday time.


Archdiocese reschedules Christmas concert

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has rescheduled its 26th annual Christmas Concert due to last Sunday’s snow storm. The concert will now be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Admission is free.


Amici Opera Company presenting Bellini’s Il Pirata on Dec. 21

The Amici Opera Company will present Bellini’s Il Pirata on  Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m.The play will be staged at Redeemer U.M.C. located at 1128 Cottman Ave. Lawndale Tickets are $25 at the door, $22 for seniors and advance purchases, $15 for students, and $10 for children under 13. For tickets, call 215-224-0257. ••


Emergency vehicles need room on roads

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reminds all motorists to steer clear of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow truck operators while they carry out their duties on Pennsylvania’s roads.