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A city in mourning

It’s not just another empty lot in Kensington where such sights are common. The trash-littered parcel, which had been the long-vacant Buck Hosiery building and an adjacent furniture store, is a shrine.


A rescue mission remembered

— The late Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus launched a mission to save 50 Jewish children from the Nazis. Their courageous efforts are highlighted in an HBO documentary that aired on Monday.


Memorial ceremony held on eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Music, prayer and poetry highlighted Philadelphia’s annual memorial ceremony on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.


NE drug dealer gets 12 years

A Northeast man has been ordered to serve 12 years in federal prison for selling heroin, crack and other illicit drugs from a duplex in Academy Gardens.


DUI checkpoint program has begun

In an effort to ensure public safety, the Philadelphia Police Department announced on Friday that it will be conducting DUI checkpoints at various locations throughout the city on weekends through October. 


A tasty way to add potassium

Staying strong as we age obviously requires keeping physically active, especially focusing on strengthening our muscles. And as always, staying strong also means eating well to sustain and build muscle tissue. In this case, that means getting enough potassium.


Schwartz enters governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Monday entered the governor’s race, unveiling a new campaign website and Facebook page, appearing on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC and filing paperwork in Harrisburg to start a state campaign committee.


WWII vets meet with generation of Vietnam vets

The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is plain and simple: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”


Walk of hope

— Harry Palumbo will walk from Fox Chase Cancer Center to Atlantic City to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his mother and father.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in identifying a gunman who robbed a bank in Fox Chase on Friday afternoon.