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Voting is pitched as a matter of self-interest

Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.


Gunpoint robberies reported in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino, commander of the 7th Police District, on Sept. 25 encouraged members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League to call 911 when they see trouble and to keep calling.


Drug problem is growing in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.


Catfish wraps

Autumn is officially here. I’ve heard and seen honking geese in “V” formation flying south. Even if you don’t listen to KYW in the morning, there’s that chill in the air and you know it’s time to get out your sweater or jacket. Last week, I took a brisk, morning walk outside with my sweater wrapped tightly around me. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner and it hit me – Catfish Wraps. These catfish are really good bundled up with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onions and black olives and wrapped in soft whole wheat tortillas.


Pets of the Week: October 2, 2013

Sweet as Honey


Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.


State treasurer joins Democratic race for governor

State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.


Judge allows city to revoke promotions of firefighters

Amid uncertainty among Philadelphia’s chief personnel executive and leaders of the city’s Fire Department, a judge on Friday refused to block the Nutter administration from revoking the recent promotions of 14 firefighters.


IRS discusses the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams and how to avoid being conned

Have you been thinking about taxes? Not likely! 


Casino to host charity run

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.