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Debate for city controller slated for Oct. 22

The nonpartisan Committee of Seventy, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, Young Involved Philadelphia and WHYY, invite the public to attend an upcoming debate for city controller.


More than 220K approved for Homestead Exemption

More than 220,000 Philadelphia homeowners will get real estate tax breaks next year because they have been approved for the $30,000 Homestead Exemption.


Cops, firefighters to play ball

The annual charity baseball game between the Philadelphia Police Baseball Club and the Fire Brigade has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks.


Program helps diminish school violence

When the school year begins, it’s a time rife with social stress for most students. Reputations are important to get clear right away and most kids, admittedly or not, just want to do what they can to feel comfortable and settled. For students, it’s just that simple. For school administrators, however, it’s never that cut and dry, and establishing an environment that feels safe for all is key.


St. Christopher School donates baby supplies to charity

For years, Kathleen Thompson and her colleagues at St. Christopher School in Somerton taught their students to be stewards of the community, particularly the less fortunate and distressed folks who live there.


Lifelong devotion

Local activist is dedicated to battling AIDS epidemic.

When the annual AIDS Walk Philly takes place this Sunday, Oct. 20, Robb Reichard of Wissinoming will be there — just as he’s been every year since his first walk in 1988.


Around town: October 16, 2013

Tai chi and more at Glen Foerd this month


Police captain awarded for military service

The Somerton Civic Association and state Rep. Brendan Boyle last week recognized a neighborhood military hero who is now back home and serving his fellow citizens on the home front.


Normandy Civic Association plans neighborhood reunion

Members of the Normandy Civic Association are firming up plans for a May 2 neighborhood reunion at the FOP lodge on Caroline Road.


Rhawnhurst girl to sell charitable bracelets

Cerena O’Neill, a 10-year-old Rhawnhurst girl who sells bracelets and T-shirts to raise money for charity, will be attending two upcoming craft shows.