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Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

This year’s election of Greater Bustleton Civic League executive officers pretty much will be a formality later in May.


Suspects sought in Castor Gardens muggings

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a group of young men who may have been responsible for three muggings in the Castor Gardens section of the Northeast last month.


Crime log (May 1, 2013)

March 25 through April 7


Playtime upgrade

It looks like the little playground at Verree Road and Tustin Street just got erased.


Heart-healthy and tasty, too

Research has long supported the recommendation of one glass (5 ounces) of red wine for heart health, but many nonalcohol drinkers want to know if grape juice offers the same health benefits? The answer is yes, if it’s 100 percent purple grape juice. 


Pets of the Week (May 1, 2013)

Tutti-Frutti is as sweet as her name


Glory bound

NEW YORK — It’s just past 4 p.m. on the first day of the NFL Draft, and inside Room 410 of Midtown Manhattan’s InterContinental Barclay Hotel, Sharrif Floyd is receiving the royal treatment.


Officer stabbed in Torresdale

A Philadelphia police officer is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach after robbers attacked the off-duty patrolman Monday night while he jogged in his East Torresdale neighborhood. 


Comedy Night fundraiser slated for Saturday

St. Timothy Church will host a Lift Up Our Sisters comedy night on Saturday, May 4, to fund an elevator-repair project for the Sisters of St. Joseph, who live in the parish convent. Mike Dougherty Productions has lined up Chris Rich as the headline act. She’s appeared on Comedy Central and The View, toured nationally, won the Budweiser Ladies of Laughter contest and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Sherman Hemsley and Gilbert Gottfried.


Officials promote US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at a recent meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.