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Somerton kicks in support for martial-arts studio

The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.


Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.


Man’s body dumped in Tacony

Authorities have not determined the official cause of death of a man whose body was dumped along the 6400 block of Cottage St. on Sept. 23, although a suspect has been questioned in the case.


Helpers needed for weatherization day

New project director Shirley Reses has presided over her first meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and put out a call for volunteers for the agency’s upcoming sixth annual winterization day.


9-year-old’s joyride ends in crash

A 9-year-old boy critically injured himself on Sunday when he took his parents’ car for a joyride and crashed it on busy Roosevelt Boulevard.


Frankford shooting wounds man

Police are investigating a Sept. 26 shooting in Frankford that left a 27-year-old man with a stomach wound.


Local Friends clean up Pennypack

Employees of Vanguard Corp. teamed with 20 volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation to clean up and beautify Pennypack On the Delaware on Sept. 24. 


Beware of deer, Pa. Gaming Commission warns drivers

Northeast motorists should be on the lookout for whitetail deer and drive with extra caution at night. The deer are looking for love, not autos. It’s fall, and that’s the deers’ breeding season, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission. 


Indelible Memories

With the help of a teenage friend, a Holocaust survivor finds there are enough recollections of a difficult life to fill a book.


It’s a beautiful day

The Somerton Civic Association’s inaugural Community Day was held recently at the Fellowship Bible Church in Somerton.