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Tacony home overrun with cats leads to cruelty charge

Animal-cruelty charges have been filed against a Tacony woman after humane-enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA found 41 live cats and two dead ones inside her rowhouse on July 12.


Longtime Democratic ward leader Stack dies

When Chris Drumm became 63rd Ward Democratic leader in the late 1980s, he asked predecessor Scott Becker for some advice.


O’Neill has bad feeling about ‘temporary’ tax

Councilman Brian O’Neill lost one big City Hall battle last month when his fellow Council members passed a second real-estate tax increase in as many years at the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter.


Police seek suspect, motive in Lawndale murder

Police are looking for a motive and suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Anthony Patterson, who was found on Monday inside a parked car in Lawndale.


Welcome home, soldier!

Army Pfc. Mark Wildsmith greets his grandmother, Helene Wildsmith, upon arriving at his Rhawnhurst home on Friday following his deployment in Afghanistan. Wildsmith, 20, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, I-66 Raider Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., went to Afghanistan last October. Upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, members of the groups A Hero’s Welcome and Warrior’s Watch led a welcoming escort that accompanied the soldier to his home, where he was cheered by family and neighbors. 


Remembering Frank Rizzo

Philadelphians either loved or hated Frank L. Rizzo’s outspoken ways, but his brother recalled a different side to the former mayor and police commissioner.


She’s ready for a medical leave

Aria Health nursing supervisor Phyllis Clapier ends an enjoyable career to embark on the next chapter of her life. She and husband Wayne, a pastor, are hitting the open road.


Headed back to Pennypack

Ed Kelly was honored last week as he returned to the stage he built 30 years ago in Pennypack Park.


Battle looms over planned methadone clinic

As opposition mounts in Mayfair and Holmesburg to a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave., there are plenty of unanswered questions.


Church has space for PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.