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Normandy’s OK with police-training proposal

Residents approve the site on Woodhaven Road.


Bustleton civic group gives members an attendance test

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League have amended the group’s bylaws to require new members to attend at least one monthly meeting before they are eligible to vote on matters before the organization. Members must live in the 19115 ZIP code.


Butkovitz encourages Tacony Civic to report government fraud

City Controller Alan Butkovitz encouraged members of the Tacony Civic Association to contact his office if they witness incidents of government fraud.


Fields of dreams to come true

Father Judge High School will have home turf when the nearby Ramp Playground is upgraded.


For firefighter widows, a gift from the heart

Kathy Perpetua, the Holme Circle woman who sells handmade rosary beads, last week donated $2,235 to the widows’ fund of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.


Boy Scout Troop 444 helps to revive local war memorial

Somerton’s World War I and World War II veterans have a bright new memorial thanks to the members of a local Boy Scout troop, along with several generous businessmen and neighbors. The Somerton Civic Association helped bring them all together.


Weston is mentally fit to stand trial

Accused Tacony “House of Horrors” mastermind Linda Ann Weston has been pronounced mentally fit to stand trial as a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing date looms for her and three co-defendants.


Veterans preference

The federal government is making it worth employers’ while to hire military veterans.


On the other side

A former Philadelphia Police captain and community leader from the Far Northeast winds up on the other side of the law at an Occupy Wall Street confrontation in New York City.


Thanks to you, our fund is helping others

I am grateful to have a roof over our heads. My SSI doesn’t go very far. I would like to give my son a nice dinner and maybe a gift for Christmas. He is what I live for.