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Charting a change

Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.


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.


Fire Department is now accepting new applications

The Philadelphia Fire Department on Monday began accepting applications for new firefighters. The application deadline ends on Aug. 23. 


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.


Around town: July 24, 2013

Northeast gardeners ready to compete


Oh, rats!

Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks. 


PSPCA continues to search for cats in Bustleton home

A Bustleton home so infested with vermin that it was declared unfit for human habitation likely won’t be demolished by the city even though the Department of Licenses and Inspections also posted it as structurally unsafe.


Great ways to eat Chia seeds

 Chia Seeds: Healthy or Hype?


Pets of the Week (July 17, 2013)

Sossa needs a home


Aging is changing

In the past, nursing homes have been modeled after hospitals, not homes. Throughout the Northeast, that concept is rapidly changing.