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Generosity has never tasted so good, thanks to staff and students at J. Hampton Moore Elementary School.


What happened to those photos?

When the timestamp on an e-mail from a colleague is 2 a.m., you know that the news is not likely to be good. So, it was with some trepidation that I opened the note from Brandon Chamberlain, who was at the plant on the night we made the switchover to a new printer. His e-mail gave me the first hint that the photos in last week’s edition were going to be too dark.


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.


Rotary Club helps fund Frankford’s newly painted gym

City Year Greater Philadelphia recently painted a Frankford High School gym, and the volunteers received a big boost from the Rotary Club of Frankford-Northeast.


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens at Benjamin Rush on May 9

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush drama club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. The school is located at 11081 Knights Road.


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.


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.


Fatal shooting in Frankford

A Frankford man was killed in a hail of gunfire on a Frankford block late Monday as three robbers reportedly tried to invade the home of a couple and several children. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gunmen showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Leonard St. and tried to force their way inside. It’s not clear what prompted the gunfire. 


Police seek tips in nun’s 2006 death

As the St. Martin of Tours community gathered last week for the Sister Paul Mercedes IHM Scholarship basketball fundraising tournament, police officials said they have good tips that could lead them to the individual responsible for the nun’s January 2006 hit-and-run death.