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Music to his ears

Jared Brito had modest aspirations. A few months back, the 11-year-old Pollock Elementary School pupil just wanted to try out for a small role in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Music Man.

Man arrested in mobile phone store heists

Two 2nd Police District officers captured a masked gunman who allegedly robbed two mobile telephone stores in the Northeast on Nov. 14.

Girl reports stalker tries to lure her into his car near Oxford Circle school

Just days after Philadelphia police warned the public about a child predator roaming Frankford streets, another creep accosted a girl near her Oxford Circle elementary school.

Big Fix

— At Traffic Court, it’s business as usual.

Police test new scanners for traffic tickets

Equipment similar to the scanners supermarket cashiers use to speed shoppers through checkout lines is being tested by 7th Police District officers to cut the time it takes to write traffic citations.

Santa is coming to Holmesburg

Santa Claus will celebrate the grand reopening of the Holmesburg branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

U. Holmesburg to discuss apartment building

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association plans to discuss a zoning application for an apartment building at 8433 Torresdale Ave. during the civic group’s next monthly meeting on Dec. 20.

Greenwood Racing appoints Bonner to board of directors

Greenwood Racing Inc., owners and operators of Parx Casino and Parx Racing in Bensalem, has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Bonner to its oard of directors.

Mayfair Civic bids farewell to Capt. Bachmayer

The Mayfair Civic Association last week bid a fond farewell to Capt. Frank Bachmayer, former commander of the 15th Police District.

Local 22 firefighters spread the love at luncheon

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch and a lot more.