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Community Day is Aug. 15

State Rep. Jason Dawkins will sponsor Frankford Community Day and Gospel Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gambrel Playground, 1900 Wakeling St.

Coffee with a cop

An open discussion: Community Relations Officer Rich Simon from the 7th Police District greeted community members in the district’s second Coffee with a Cop event on July 16 at Dunkin’ Donuts in the Presidential Plaza, 9834 Bustleton Ave. As part of a public outreach effort, Simon and other officers will be available periodically to answer questions and concerns from the community. Follow the 7th district on Twitter @PPD07Dist and visit the district’s page on for information and meeting schedules. SOURCE: 7TH POLICE DISTRICT

The battle on blight

Blighted property conservatorship isn’t just for community-based nonprofits anymore. The city is doing it now, too.

Animal corner

Local fundraisers scheduled to help animals in need. 

Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Services were held last week for Nick Forgione, a Somerton resident who raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He was 92.

Somerton Civic approves zoning application

The civic group’s executive board voted to back the renovation of the former Four Seasons Diner into a medical center.

Resources available for high school seniors

Philadelphia Futures is offering two new resources to support Philadelphia’s college-bound students.

Philly’s finest

Fox Chase native Rich Gannon is among 15 people who will be part of the 12th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Pets of the Week: July 22, 2015

Madonna needs a forever home

Park patrol

Northeast resident Roland Williams is sharing his knowledge of nature with hikers at Pennypack Park.