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Stinking beauty

Brandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast resident, its stink is the smell of victory.

Pennypack Park Music Festival’s 2013 schedule is set

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2013 Pennypack Park Music Festival.

Lawncrest plans for July 4th

The Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed Inspector Michael Cochrane, commander of the Northeast Police Division, and Carlton Williams, commissioner of the city Department of Licenses and Inspections. Officials from the 2nd Police District also attended the Feb. 19 meeting.

Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.

‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.

Holmesburg Civic has big plans to clean up the neighborhood

The Holmesburg Civic Association is pushing ahead on several ways to beautify the neighborhood.

Utility scam artists burglarize Bustleton man

Scam artists posing as a public utility crew robbed an elderly Bustleton man of thousands of dollars in property, the deed to his home and the priceless ashes of his deceased wife last month.

Increasing wellness

“I don’t feel as well as I used to and I don’t get around much anymore.”

Upper Holmesburg opposes apartment expansion

Upper Holmesburg residents voted unanimously to oppose a local apartment house owner’s plan to build a third rental unit in an existing two-unit building.