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Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 


Father Judge grad awarded scholarship

As a toddler, Ryan Donaghy suffered from frequent head pain.


GOP candidate challenges incumbent DA to debates

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is challenging incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams to a series of debates.


Oldtimers honor pair during recent luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.


Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.


Clydesdales parade coming to Mayfair

The public is welcome to watch the Budweiser Clydesdales parade along Frankford Avenue next Wednesday night. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 outside the newly opened Cottman Beverage, at 7544 Frankford Ave. The Clydesdales will trot south on the avenue and are expected to arrive at Mayfair Beverage, at 6500 Frankford Ave., at 7:45 p.m.


Mater Dolorosa Church to reopen for special Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.


Outside fish-drying is not illegal

Is it legal in Philadelphia to hang up meat or fish to dry outside a house? 


City-owned vacant buildings and land are up for sale

There’s some land in Philadelphia the city wants to sell — at reasonable prices. There’s some other land the city wants to sell for a buck.