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Court reporting — the verdict is in

The 2013 court reporting graduating class at Orleans Technical Institute is the biggest class in the program’s history. 


Pets of the Week: July 31, 2013

Mona loves to play


O’Neill to meet with city agencies to seek action on dam

City Councilman Brian O’Neill said he will meet Wednesday with representatives of three city agencies to discuss how to remove or breach a dam in Pennypack Park where five young people have died or been in danger over the last three years.


O’Neill: More improvements ahead at Fox Chase playground

The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Pennypack Park monthly cleanup nets 43 bags of trash

Thirty-six volunteers with the Friends of Pennypack Park netted 43 bags of trash, two bags of recyclable cans and a list of assorted, sometimes strange, debris during the monthly park cleanup event on June 22.


Around town: July 31, 2013

Get kids stoked for the school year


Schwartz talks federal, hears local at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz spoke about a dysfunctional Congress in a recent visit to the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association meeting.


Tire Round-Up is Aug. 17

The Streets Department will hold its 2013 Tire Round-Up Program on Saturday, Aug. 17. Participants may drop off illegally discarded tires at Torresdale Avenue and Ashburner Street or at Pennway Street and St. Vincent Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Parx names new GM

Anthony Faranca is the new general manager of Parx Casino. Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner and operator of the Bensalem gaming complex, made the announcement.


St. Joachim to reopen for special Mass

Rev. Tom Higgins, pastor at Holy Innocents Parish, will celebrate a Mass on Saturday in honor of the feast of St. Joachim.