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Freedom rings

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

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.

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.

Around town (July 10, 2013)

Music camp at Crescentville church

Town hall meeting is rescheduled for July 16

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, has rescheduled his town hall meeting for Tuesday, July 16, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.

Farmer’s market vouchers are now available to seniors

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has begun distribution of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program produce vouchers as part of  an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

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.

Dangerous swim spot claims another life

13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends. 

Blast from the Past

National Constitution Center is hosting The 1968 Exhibit until September 2.