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Lawncrest celebrates: Neighborhood residents flocked to Rising Sun Avenue in the annual Lawncrest 4th of July parade on Thursday.

Trips (July 10, 2013)

BRISTOL CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Dec. 6. Fairmount Park Holiday House Tour. Members $90, non-members $93, includes bus, tours of Mt. Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion and Belmont Mansion (Underground Railroad museum), and lunch at the Waterworks. Deposit of $25 due by July 12. 215-788-9408. 

American Legion Post 735 honors vets at banquet

Celebrate: The Fralinger String Band plays military service tunes at the banquet held at the post on June 29.

Boyle family receives outpouring of support after tragedy

Despite its best efforts, the Northeast Philadelphia community could not save Brandon Boyle from a tragic death. But folks have done perhaps the next-best thing.

Around town (July 10, 2013)

Music camp at Crescentville church

Pets of the Week (July 10, 2013)

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Bustleton home infested with dead cats, rats, fleas

PSPCA workers were back in Bustleton on Monday to search for cats believed to be  hiding in a decrepit, vermin-infested home.

Lorenzo — ‘He had heart of gold’

Underneath his paramilitary-style Philadelphia Highway Patrol uniform and his austere professional persona, Officer Brian Lorenzo was preparing to surrender to his warm, fuzzy side.

Parishioners at St. Joachim file appeal to reopen

Former parishioners at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church last week formally filed an appeal to reopen the recently closed parish.

Tips for grilling outdoors

During the summer, many people enjoy cookouts with family and friends. Grilling outdoors is particularly popular in my home state of Texas.