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Officer stabbed in Torresdale

A Philadelphia police officer is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach after robbers attacked the off-duty patrolman Monday night while he jogged in his East Torresdale neighborhood. 


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.


Playtime upgrade

It looks like the little playground at Verree Road and Tustin Street just got erased.


Heart-healthy and tasty, too

Research has long supported the recommendation of one glass (5 ounces) of red wine for heart health, but many nonalcohol drinkers want to know if grape juice offers the same health benefits? The answer is yes, if it’s 100 percent purple grape juice. 


Pets of the Week (May 1, 2013)

Tutti-Frutti is as sweet as her name


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.


Fund created in memory of Capt. Michael Goodwin

On April 6, Philadelphia’s firefighters bid a sad farewell to Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who lost his life while battling a massive fire at a South Philadelphia fabric store. Last week, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22 announced the creation of the Capt. Michael Goodwin Memorial Fund.