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A spooky scene

Pumpkin parade: More than 150 pumpkins were displayed at St. Martha Elementary School on Friday. Students and their families created the pumpkins that were divided into five categories: creative, food, animals, animation and scary. PHOTOS BY MELISSA YERKOV


Garlic and Oil / Broccoli Rabe

Little did I know what fate and destiny would conspire to cook up for me when my car found its way to a strange, lone house on a barren hilltop – the address my editor gave me to cover a Halloween masquerade food party.


Candidates continue to court voters

Election Day is Tuesday, and candidates are making last-minute campaign appearances.


Aspiring Eagle Scout dies in crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Saturday after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park.


Movie screening to benefit local parishes

Archbishop Ryan High School will host a Nov. 7 screening of the movie A Rose on Ninth Street, with proceeds benefiting the school and five local parishes.


Pets of the Week: October 30, 2013

Sweet as Honey


Dead zone

Loud bangs and disturbing voices have long been little-known peculiarities of Philadelphia’s lone surviving Civil War museum, but noisy neighbors are not to blame.


Around town: October 30, 2013

Normandy civic to meet Nov. 7


A riotous history

The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.


FOP dedicates 21 plaques at union hall

Being a cop in the “olden” days wasn’t much safer than it is today.