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As special election nears, candidates remain optimistic

Both candidates are cautiously optimistic looking ahead to next Tuesday’s special election in the 170th Legislative District.


Phil’s Shoes closes after 65 years

Phil’s Shoe’s, 7332 Elgin Ave. in Rhawnhurst, recently closed after more than 60 years in business.


Pets of the Week: March 18, 2015

The incredible Hulk is here


New lighting and security planned for Fox Chase Rec Center

Construction is poised to start on new lighting and security devices at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.


Modifications coming to Arbours at Eagle Pointe project

Several key changes are in store for one Somerton housing development, while plans for another are coming into clearer focus, according to information revealed at the March 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.


Ireland’s patriots

The Irish community plans commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.   


Historical excellence

Third-graders from St. Martha’s Elementary School dressed up as historic figures and participated in the Historical Living Museum, which took place in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, March 13. Anyone from the school and local community was welcome to view the historic figures.


East Torresdale to host political forums

Voters who hope to get a last look, or even a first look, at hopefuls for the May 19 municipal primary election may want to head to East Torresdale in the coming weeks.


Diaz, Abraham to appear at GNPCC event

Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham will appear on Friday, March 20, at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.


Deconstructing abandoned properties topic of Holmesburg Civic meeting

Two representatives of the Philadelphia Community Corps visited the Holmesburg Civic Association last week, promoting their idea of deconstructing, not demolishing, the estimated 40,000 to 60,000 abandoned, vacant or blighted structures in the city.