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A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.


Pets of the Week: July 24, 2013

Sossa needs a new best friend


Around town: July 24, 2013

Northeast gardeners ready to compete


O’Neill opens office in FOP headquarters

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.


Parx names new GM

Anthony Faranca is the new general manager of Parx Casino. Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner and operator of the Bensalem gaming complex, made the announcement.


Methadone clinic foes vow to keep fighting

A crowd of around 300 was at Abraham Lincoln High School on July 16 to protest proposed methadone clinic.


Northeast cleanups are scheduled for Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts. 


Photo page: A special salute

A ceremony at Roosevelt Playground was held on Saturday to retire an American flag that was tattered by Superstorm Sandy. The ashes of the old flag were buried. ••


Fox Chase Town Watch relaunches National Night Out

National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.


Tire Round-Up is Aug. 17

The Streets Department will hold its 2013 Tire Round-Up Program on Saturday, Aug. 17. Participants may drop off illegally discarded tires at Torresdale Avenue and Ashburner Street or at Pennway Street and St. Vincent Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.