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Officials promote US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at a recent meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.


Homecare professional visits Rhawnhurst NORC

Members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community last month welcomed the CEO of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association.


Delicious donations

Generosity has never tasted so good, thanks to staff and students at J. Hampton Moore Elementary School.


What happened to those photos?

When the timestamp on an e-mail from a colleague is 2 a.m., you know that the news is not likely to be good. So, it was with some trepidation that I opened the note from Brandon Chamberlain, who was at the plant on the night we made the switchover to a new printer. His e-mail gave me the first hint that the photos in last week’s edition were going to be too dark.


Violent ‘home invasion’ shocks Castor Gardens neighborhood

Police say a 74-year-old woman was killed and her husband was beaten early this morning in their second-floor apartment in the 6700 block of Castor Avenue. A man has been taken into custody for questioning. Neighbors say the couple, known as Lew and Judy, often strolled around the streets together in the morning.


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.


Playtime upgrade

It looks like the little playground at Verree Road and Tustin Street just got erased.


Heart-healthy and tasty, too

Research has long supported the recommendation of one glass (5 ounces) of red wine for heart health, but many nonalcohol drinkers want to know if grape juice offers the same health benefits? The answer is yes, if it’s 100 percent purple grape juice. 


Pets of the Week (May 1, 2013)

Tutti-Frutti is as sweet as her name


Glory bound

NEW YORK — It’s just past 4 p.m. on the first day of the NFL Draft, and inside Room 410 of Midtown Manhattan’s InterContinental Barclay Hotel, Sharrif Floyd is receiving the royal treatment.