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Bid for slot on elections panel heats up

In the race for city elections commissioner, voters get to make two choices.


End of an era

Kathy Polec ended her 22 years of service as a crossing guard at the corner of Stanwood and Ridgeway streets on June 17. Polec and her husband John gained national fame in 1994 when their 16-year-old son Eddie was beaten to death by a gang of thugs from the suburbs on the steps of St. Cecilia Church in Fox Chase. 


Upper Holmesburg not moved by playground proposal

The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack Street.


Lawncrest ready for Fourth celebration

The 96th Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration will take place Monday at the Lawncrest Recreation Center, at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Street.


Keenan’s Irish Pub hosts school reunions

Keenan’s Irish Pub, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, N.J., will hold fund-raisers and school reunions every weekend through Labor Day.


Fireman in calendar flap took own life, cops say, but why?

A Philadelphia firefighter and Northeast resident who recently gained national publicity by posing shirtless for a beefcake-style calendar died Saturday in an apparent suicide.


City offices to observe July 4 holiday

All City of Philadelphia offices will be open and city services will be operating on Friday, July 1. 


St. Martin of Tours students awarded scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation presented three scholarships at the recent St. Martin of Tours graduation awards ceremony.


He's not so mad after all

“I wear a white lab coat,” the mad scientist said. “Why? Because it looks cool.”


School district honors Mora

The School District of Philadelphia has named Edwin Forrest School’s Sharon Mora its teacher of the year for 2010-11.