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Some property assessment appeals will not need a hearing

If you’re appealing that property assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes, you might not have to wait for a hearing. You might be able to make a deal over the phone.


Ryan HS names new president

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future last Friday announced the appointment of Denise LePera as president of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28.


Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free crime-prevention program.


Playtime at Frankford park

Kids don’t wait for ribbons to be cut when there’s new playground equipment to test out. A hour before the official, postponed-a-couple-times, grand reopening of the small park at Hedge and Plum streets in Frankford on July 9, the young clientele was up on the new gear, giving it some appreciative squeals of approval.


Pets of the Week: July 16, 2014

Sweetie wants to snuggle with you


New Corbett ad spotlights low unemployment rate

Gov. Tom Corbett debuted a campaign commercial last week that touts the 178,000 private sector jobs created in the last three years and an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent that is the lowest since September 2008.


National Night Out preparations are underway

Last August, the Fox Chase Town Watch revived the city’s biggest National Night Out celebration. Last Wednesday, organizers got a head start on making the event even bigger in 2014.


Mural pays tribute to fallen firefighters

Bob Neary and Dan Sweeney are smiling down on Kensington.


Mayfair run is a success

Joe DeFelice told members at last week’s Mayfair Business Association meeting that the annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run was a “huge success.”


Marking history

This Saturday at 11 a.m., a state historical marker will be unveiled honoring a modest but very important Northeast Philadelphia building and the man primarily responsible for having it built.