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Postal Service delivers scam reimbursements

Not snow jobs, or cheats or darkened hearts can keep the U.S. Postal Service from its appointed task. And last week, part of the postal service’s daily duty of delivering the mail included bringing reimbursement checks to the homes of people scammed in wide-ranging frauds that cost them millions.


Pet of the Week: August 27, 2014

Come try on Fedora


Ner Zedek to host ‘Broadway Sings’

Labor Day is just a few days away, and that means the Congregations of Ner Zedek will be packed with fans of Broadway music.


Junior gardeners harvest at Palmer Playground

The junior gardeners/farmers at Palmer Playground are harvesting the flowers and veggies they’ve been nurturing all season.


Going green

As there are every year, there are many Northeast gardeners competing in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s garden contest.


Frankford development group seeks commercial corridor manager

The Frankford Community Development Corporation is looking for a commercial corridor manager to cultivate relationships with Frankford Avenue’s diverse business operators and to serve as an intermediary for local businesses and city departments and technical assistance providers.


Former Eagle visits Tacony PAL

While the current Philadelphia Eagles were preparing for last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, a former Eagle was sharing some of his compelling football and life experiences with a group of Northeast youths.


Discussing politics with the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.


A cultural celebration

More than 500 people turned out for the annual Danube Swabian Festival on Sunday at the Southampton Road club. At top, people dance during the festivities.


Challenge accepted

The staff at VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital, 12121 Knights Road, took part in the ice bucket challenge on Saturday afternoon. Money raised will be donated to the ALS Association, and the local animal hospital has nominated other VCA hospitals to take the ice bucket challenge.