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Welcome home, soldier!

Army Pfc. Mark Wildsmith greets his grandmother, Helene Wildsmith, upon arriving at his Rhawnhurst home on Friday following his deployment in Afghanistan. Wildsmith, 20, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, I-66 Raider Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., went to Afghanistan last October. Upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, members of the groups A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch led a welcoming escort that accompanied the soldier to his home, where he was cheered by family and neighbors. 


Remembering Frank Rizzo

Philadelphians either loved or hated Frank L. Rizzo’s outspoken ways, but his brother recalled a different side to the former mayor and police commissioner.


She’s ready for a medical leave

Aria Health nursing supervisor Phyllis Clapier ends an enjoyable career to embark on the next chapter of her life. She and husband Wayne, a pastor, are hitting the open road.


Headed back to Pennypack

Ed Kelly was honored last week as he returned to the stage he built 30 years ago in Pennypack Park.


Battle looms over planned methadone clinic

As opposition mounts in Mayfair and Holmesburg to a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave., there are plenty of unanswered questions.


Church has space for PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.


8th PDAC hosts barbecue for veterans

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road earlier this month to honor the vets’ service to the United States by sponsoring a barbecue for them.


Rebuilding a nation

Hard times in Liberia have stirred the spirit of a small congregation at a Somerton church.


Residents, tavern owner still at odds in E. Torresdale

Both sides should keep talking, says the head of the city zoning board.


Switch to solar gets warm reception

Panels are being installed on roofs of a Rhawnhurst apartment complex, and the state DEP likes what it sees.