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Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade this Sunday

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 36th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will kick off at noon this Sunday at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street.

Crime log (November 14, 2012)

Oct. 8 through 21

Requests keep rolling in, so do the checks

Even though the temperature was in the 70s over the weekend, I pulled out my recipe box and began thinking about what to serve my family on Thanksgiving Day.

Former operator of T&T bar in Frankford sentenced to prison

Shamus Armsted of West Philadelphia formerly ran the old T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne streets. He was convicted in June of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of two people who were protesting outside his bar. Armsted was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.

Tips on avoiding scam artists following Hurricane Sandy

The Internal Revenue Service warns residents to be careful of those who will try to get them to donate to phony charities or give up personal identification.

Biking and hiking paths to be built at Rush State Park

The 275-acre park in Northeast Philadelphia has been largely undeveloped for decades. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 19 for the improvements.

Somerton parents to pay back tuition to Lower Moreland school district

Hamlet and Olesia Garcia waived a preliminary hearing today after the Montgomery County district attorney's office agreed to recommend an ARD program instead of going to trial. The couple will have to pay more than $10,000 in tuition for enrolling their daughter in a Lower Moreland kindergarten while living in Somerton.

Are you one of the lucky ones who can help?

A good friend of mine, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, spent last week living in a tent in his basement. After the lights went out at his home on Staten Island, he and his wife and two young children started camping out in their cellar because it turned out to be the warmest spot in their house.

How NE Philly candidates fared in yesterday's election

Unofficial results in Pennsylvania for the major party candidates for national, statewide and state House and Senate seats.


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has dropped its high-winds advisory for the Greater Philadelphia area as wet snow continues to fall.