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Somerton meeting addresses election, declining crime

Residents of Somerton got an up-close-and personal view of the ongoing race for the 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 12. Actually, they saw one-half of the race.


Remember the Rising

The cradle of American liberty will stage a testimonial to Irish freedom on Sunday in the shadow of Independence Hall as Philadelphia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising.


Political briefs: April 20, 2016

Sabatina bill passes committee


Philly deer cull nets 287 kills, 145 in NE parks

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation shot and killed 287 deer in city parks during the annual Fairmount Park Deer Management program, including 145 from two Northeast parks.


Pets of the Week: April 20, 2016

Maggie is ready to play with you


National, local races to be decided on Election Day

Pennsylvanians will go to the polls next Tuesday to nominate candidates for state and federal offices.


Kenney: Soda tax will help children in long run

The mayor said the tax on sugary drinks will collect $96 million annually for programs. 


Civil War Reenactment moves beyond the battlefield

For Civil War enthusiast Mark Hubman, a case of art imitating life led to his novel, Dearest Issabella.


Changes could address concerns at shooting range

The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale could be making some changes to its trap shooting range in response to recent complaints from neighbors about excessive noise and potential public safety threats.