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Boyle’s district office closed Tuesday

Due to inclement weather conditions, district offices for U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle will be closed on Tuesday.  But, the Washington, D.C. office will open at oon to handle any questions or issues that may arise. The telephone number is 202-225-6111.


Volunteers help March for Meals program

Food for thought: Volunteers for RSVP Philadelphia display their freshly baked Hamentashen, a tri-cornered fruit-filled pastry symbolic of the Jewish celebration of Purim. The pastries were made to be included in the Home Delivered Meals Program during March For Meals Month at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. March For Meals is observed annually to call the public’s attention to the issues of senior hunger and the roles volunteers of any age can play in addressing them as part of a campaign by Meals On Wheels America.


Pets of the Week: March 15, 2017

Signs point to special dog


Partners in caring

The ShopRite in Morrell Plaza selected two local employees to be featured on 150,000 Cheerios boxes.


Officers honored in 15th police district

Three police officers who captured a group of armed robbery suspects as they fled the scene of a hold-up have been named Officers of the Month for the 15th district.


Local police commander promoted to deputy commissioner

Northeast native Joseph P. Sullivan was one of three Philadelphia police commanders who were promoted to the rank of deputy commissioner by Police Commissioner Richard Ross on March 7.


Local Flair: March 15, 2017

The deadline is March 15 to vote for your choice to be the next member of the Phillies Wall of Fame.


Historic building preservation topic of Tacony meeting

Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s director advised residents how to get the neighborhood’s many historic buildings on the city’s historic registry. There are 1,300 properties on the city’s registry, but just one from the Tacony historic district.


City officials speak at Fox Chase meeting

Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch last week listened to presentations by City Councilman Derek Green (D-at large) and Doug Respass, of the city Department of Revenue.