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East Torresdale approves zoning applications

The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.


Corrected real estate tax bills to be distributed

A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.


Blue Flame Bouts will be Feb. 28

Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring on Friday, Feb. 28, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame hosts the 11th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road.


Around town: February 19, 2014

Snow days erase school days off


$9,000 windfall just a con game

The callers say they’re from the government and they want to give you $9,000.


2nd PDAC honors local officers

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council on Feb. 11 honored officers for outstanding police work.


Zoning topic of next Frankford Civic meeting

Frankford Civic Association members last week were supposed to be asked to support a local businessman’s plan to put a snack bar in his Torresdale Avenue car wash, but the business owner didn’t make a presentation.


A surreal experience

Traveling back in time: The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a Surrealists Exhibit through March. More than 70 works of art, poetry, and sound clips adorn the exhibit’s walls, designed to give people a sensation of going back in time to 1924, when the Surrealist movement began in Paris. The exhibit is designed to look through the history of the movement like a timeline, starting with its early influences in the 1930s, and following it through the end of World War II. There are also spaces in the galleries, with abstract furniture put together to portray a piece of art. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.


State rep. attends Burholme Civic meeting

State Rep. Mark Cohen addressed last month’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, endorsing National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and buy American-made products.