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Demoted firefighters testify before City Council

Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.


Day of the Dead

A celebration: Swenson High School hosted a Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1. On this day, people go to the cemeteries where their family members are buried, sing songs, decorate graves and tell stories. At Swenson, students used face paint to make skulls on their faces.


Foundation seeks community grant applications

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation in support of Jeanes Hospital is accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants program, designed to fund projects that promote the health, wellness and safety of communities in the hospital’s service area. 


New administrator at Pennypack Park Wesley facility

Wesley Enhanced Living, a nonprofit, faith-based organization that owns and manages multiple continuing-care retirement communities in Bucks, Monroe, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, announced the appointment of Maria Zeltner as administrator at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.


Opera series launched throughout Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia is launching an annual series that will offer fully staged operas in unexpected venues around the city.


Around town: November 6, 2013

Indoor play day at Tacony PAL


Shots of history

A collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs are on display at the National Constitution Center until Dec. 31.


Mayor visits NE Chamber of Commerce

Being the business community’s biggest cheerleader is part of the gig for Philadelphia’s top elected official, and Mayor Michael Nutter fully lived up to the role last week as he paid a visit to the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


IRS warns consumers about new phone scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a new and sophisticated phone scam that targets taxpayers, including recent immigrants. 


Election Day Cake: Vote Spelt Flour

Although Dunkin’ Donuts probably supplied the vast majority of morning nourishment at many of the polling places around Philadelphia yesterday, way back in the day, it was the local women who baked for the festivities that transpired on Election Day. Since 1771, the Election Day Cake was baked to give strength to the people who had traveled into the polling town to cast their votes and to socialize. With no computers to quickly tabulate results, there was a lot of snacking done through the night as the votes were counted.