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9/11 + 10

A retired NE Philly firefighter remembers the day nearly 10 years ago when death and destruction changed America forever.


Warren G. Harding Middle School now offers girls fitness training

Girls attending Warren G. Harding Middle School, 2000 Wakeling St., will be able to join in a new health and fitness program after class hours.


Forever a somber journey

On this 10th anniversary of the terror attacks, the annual pilgrimage to the Shanksville, Pa., crash site holds special meaning for the Brothers for Flight 93.


Another year, another important Hero Thrill Show

In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.


Keeping Willow

Willow is a fluffy calico kitten that is social and sweet. She craves and loves attention and is great with other animals and children. Willow is spayed, vaccinated and Fiv and Felv tested negative. She’s in Foster care via Forgotten Cats. FC provides sterilization assistance for homeless felines. Apply at www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA586.html or apply at the adoption center in PetSmart at 901 Old York Road. 


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.