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New Police Athletic League center opens in Oxford Circle

The Oxford Circle Police Athletic League is accepting membership applications from youths ages 6 to 18.


Pets of the Week (November 2, 2011)

Louis loves the human touch


Kids Stuff: Happy — and safe — Halloween!

Welcome to Kids Stuff. For many young children, when they notice the leaves are turning pretty fall colors and the days are becoming shorter, and they feel these brisker mornings, they know autumn has arrived, and that means Halloween fun events are not too far behind. However, with all fun festivities, one must always remember the phrase safety first.


Danger zone

Four Northeast Philly schools are on a federally mandated ‘persistently dangerous’ list, but school administrators say the situation’s not as bad as it looks.


Happy 70th birthday, St. Hubert!

St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a couple of events next week.


Mayfair Business Association plans for Thanksgiving parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 35th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 4.


Pair face drug charges after police make a bust at Burholme house

An investigation into street-corner heroin dealers in North Philadelphia led police to a twin home on a typically peaceful block in Burholme last week. There, officers arrested two men and allegedly seized heroin worth almost a half-million dollars.


A profound experience

For Fox Chase actor David Bardeen, his role in a play about clashing religious ideologies demands a lot of intensity.


Happy — and SAFE — Halloween!

Welcome to Kids Stuff. For many young children, when they notice the leaves are turning pretty fall colors and the days are becoming shorter, and they feel these brisker mornings, they know autumn has arrived, and that means Halloween fun events are not too far behind. However, with all fun festivities, one must always remember the phrase safety first.


O’Neill goes door to door

City Councilman Brian O’Neill has easily won re-election every four years since narrowly unseating Democrat Melvin Greenberg in 1979, but he faces an aggressive opponent in a district that is just one-third Republican.