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Fire commissioner accused of lying under oath

Standing on the apron of City Hall, Philadelphia firefighters union leader Joe Schulle on Friday accused Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers of lying under oath regarding the recent demotions of 14 union members.


Far NE man hosts cancer benefit for wife

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.


Donations needed for community fund

Many Northeast families will be gathering around the dining-room table for a big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday while others will be eating a turkey meal at a local restaurant.


Cost of Thanksgiving is lower than last year

Philadelphians who shop for the makings of a Thanksgiving feast are likely to pay a little less for a turkey and all the trimmings than they did last year, according to City Controller Alan Butkovitz.


Contest will help needy

The Perzel Agency, an insurance firm at 7338 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, is running a Facebook contest to award Christmas dinners to needy families in the Northeast. The contest runs from Dec. 2-16.


Bustleton neighbors want discussions with developers

A Bustleton man who wants to demolish an Evans Street house and replace it with two single-family homes last week didn’t get the support of Greater Bustleton Civic League members.


Beautification project approved in Holme Circle

A Holme Circle beautification project has been approved by the city and is ready to begin, but neighbors should not expect to see any big changes in the area until next spring.


Around town: November 27, 2013

Holiday light show 


Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman’s voice

Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman’s voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.


7th PDAC names Officer of the Month at recent meeting

The 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Timothy Taylor as the district’s Officer of the Month last Thursday during the PDAC’s monthly meeting at Klein JCC.