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Normandy house remains a neighborhood eyesore

A Normandy house listed as “imminently dangerous” since March still stands even though the city wants it demolished.


Engine 46 stresses importance of smoke detectors

It’s a sad scenario that Philadelphia firefighters see all too often: citizens suffering injury or death in a residential fire with no working smoke detectors in the home.


A special mission

Some Northeast kids saved the world a few weeks ago. They blasted into space and destroyed a giant asteroid that was heading for Earth.


Tacony man accused of harassment, indecent exposure

A Tacony man with three prior prison stints and more than a dozen arrests for charges including harassment, lewdness and corrupting a minor was locked up again on April 29 for allegedly accosting several young women at Philadelphia University.


School budget cuts topic of Holme Circle civic meeting

The School District of Philadelphia’s budget crisis will affect every public school in the city, including the relatively prosperous Robert Pollock Elementary School in Holme Circle, according to the outgoing principal.


Pets of the Week (May 8, 2013)

Looking for some brotherly love


Burholme girl makes her own impact on Race for the Cure

Amelia Figueroa has participated in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure since becoming a patient care technician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America three years ago.


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens at Benjamin Rush on May 9

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush drama club will present Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. The school is located at 11081 Knights Road.


Judge Ken Powell faces challenges to keep his seat

Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Powell is the only incumbent in the 20-candidate field, but faces a challenge to keep his seat in this year’s elections.


Zecca urges voters to unseat Butkovitz in city controller race

Mark Zecca said Philadelphia needs an independent, reform-minded city controller and is urging voters to discard two-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz.      Zecca also believes he, not Brett Mandel, has the independence and reform ideas to best run the office.