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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.


Fatal motorcycle crash in Mayfair

A Mayfair man was killed last week in a motorcycle crash about four blocks from his home.


Bengals one step closer to gym

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization has long dreamed of having a gymnasium of its own.


Philly Realtors’ group pushing to restart lien sales

Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.


Learning the sounds of music

The kids in Juwuan Thomas’s music workshop at the Tacony branch library learned “When the Saints Come Marchin’ In” one day last month.


Family of woman fatally struck sues city

The family of a pregnant Northeast woman who was struck and killed while walking across Roosevelt Boulevard two years ago has sued the city, the state, SEPTA and PECO seeking compensation for her death and the death of her unborn child.


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.


Business Expo set for May 8

Ron Jaworski, football analyst and former Eagle, will appear at the Chamber Expo.


Methadone clinic approved

The Zoning Board of Adjustment last week voted 4-1 to grant a use variance for NorthEast Treatment Centers to open a methadone clinic at 7520 State Road. 


A free tee at the Quartett Club

The Philadelphia Quartett Club golf course in Somerton is open for business, and general manager Mike O’Brien is offering a special treat on Saturday.