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Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.


Clydesdales parade coming to Mayfair

The public is welcome to watch the Budweiser Clydesdales parade along Frankford Avenue next Wednesday night. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 outside the newly opened Cottman Beverage, at 7544 Frankford Ave. The Clydesdales will trot south on the avenue and are expected to arrive at Mayfair Beverage, at 6500 Frankford Ave., at 7:45 p.m.


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.


A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  


City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.


City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.


Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 


City-owned vacant buildings and land are up for sale

There’s some land in Philadelphia the city wants to sell — at reasonable prices. There’s some other land the city wants to sell for a buck.


Wounded NE cop still in critical condition

A convicted felon with a history of assaulting police shot and critically wounded a Philadelphia police officer during a violent struggle inside a Feltonville corner store on Tuesday afternoon.


Police search for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

Philadelphia firefighters are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the waters of the Pennypack Creek Tuesday night.