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Around Town: May 25, 2016

Philly hosting Memorial Day weekend concert

Toomey, McGinty battle over sanctuary city policy

The campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is criticizing Democratic nominee Katie McGinty for her views on Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy.

Tradition of excellence

The Mayfair May Fair hits the street this weekend. The annual event includes a car show, 5k run, live music, games and much more.  

Strokes of success

The Painted Ladies of Somerton have merged their love of art with the local community.   

Somerton residents ready to get over the hump

The chief traffic engineer from the Department of Streets will address the speed humps on Southampton Road at June’s meeting.

Pets of the Week: May 18, 2016

Zena looking for quality time

Pains keep Judge grad from winning ‘Survivor’

Joe Del Campo, 72, had advanced to the final five before having to exit last week with unbearable abdominal pains.

NE Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2016 class official

Edward Duffield, Al Schmid, Robert N.C. Nix Sr., Bill Boggs and the Friends of Pennypack Park will be enshrined this year.

Neighbors, board members clash over fence at Glen Foerd

According to the old saying, good fences make for good neighbors. But in East Torresdale, a proposal for a new fence at the Glen Foerd estate is making neighbors very concerned.

Donations sought to help sergeant diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives are asking for the public’s help in supporting one of their own through a very difficult time. Sgt. Heriberto “Eddie” Ortiz was recently diagnosed with cancer and his co-workers are raising money to support his care and his family’s needs. Ortiz is 43, married and the father of a teenage daughter.