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The art of age and wisdom

When Frankford Avenue came to life with art and culture for the First Friday celebration last week, the spotlight was directed on not just the budding artists of tomorrow, but also on two women who’ve been at the center of the Fishtown arts community for most of their lives.


Drug-clinic plan blasted at zoning hearing

A combative attorney and about 130 concerned neighbors made for a raucous Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing last week about a proposed methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave.


Bystander injured by O.C. gunfire

Gunfire between two men on an Oxford Circle street critically wounded a teenage bystander on Aug. 30, Philadelphia police say.


Boulevard water-main break at Welsh Road throws motorists a curve

A major water main break forced the closure of all six inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Welsh Road on Sunday. Traffic restrictions there could remain in place for two weeks, Philadelphia Water Department officials say.


Former CLIP employees go on trial on Monday

Five former city workers accused of ransacking homes are scheduled to go on trial on Monday.


Firefighters to host benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Kings Oak in the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties.


Pharmaceutical firm buys golf-course acreage

Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.


Man and teen wounded in Frankford drive-by shooting

Two pedestrians were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in Frankford on Aug. 23.



Former cop pleads guilty in steroids case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to federal felony charges in connection with an illegal anabolic steroids distribution ring.