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A fun day to be 100

The Glendale Uptown Home, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Rhawnhurst, recently paid tribute to three residents — Eleanor Lustig and Catherine Raynes, both 102, and Lillian Cohen, 101 — during a National Centenarians Day party. In the photo above, Vanessa Jones dances with resident James Foley. 


Fitting memorial

For nine decades, the grave of a World War I soldier from Tacony lacked an important finishing touch. Pfc. Oxley has been properly saluted.


Dear landlord: Don’t rent your property to a methadone clinic.

That’s the message foes of a planned drug center on Frankford Avenue have for the owner of the property.


Plans for baseball batting cages stalled by zoning flap

Joe Brown swung and thought he had connected, but instead, his hit got him involved in a disputed call.


Looking for the purr-fect home

Mercury is a shiny gray blue short hair boy that is also de-clawed. He has grown up with his brother (Merlin also de-clawed). Both would love to be adopted together but going to separate homes is fine too. 


Holme Circle doc gets jail term for selling prescription drugs

A Holme Circle physician was sentenced on Sept. 19 to almost three years in federal prison for distributing millions of prescription diet pills illegally from his former practice.


Proud and heartbroken

That’s how it is for the parents of firefighter Jack Slivinski Jr., who took his own life after a flap that arose after he posed for a calendar that benefits firefighters’ widows.


Walk a mile in their shoes

Seanna Beech likes to help others in need. Her latest cause — relentless fund-raising that amassed $600 for the Alzheimer’s Association — was spurred in part by a personal connection to the disease.


The Crime Log, Aug. 29 through Sept. 11

Aug. 29 through Sept. 11


NE’s fake ‘Batman’ is behind bars

Six days after skipping out of a Brooklyn courtroom with a slap on the wrist, Northeast Philadelphia’s most infamous Batman impersonator found himself once again behind bars locally.