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PAL centers extend summer hours

In an effort to provide Philadelphia youths with safe alternatives to the streets this summer, the Philadelphia Police Department and Police Athletic League of Philadelphia are extending Friday hours at 15 PAL centers and will open the centers on Saturdays throughout the summer.


Oldtimers organizer Check Newns dies at 82

A viewing will be held later this week for Chuck Newns, who organized the popular quarterly Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meetings at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar.


A new voice

Andy Thomas is the newly elected president of the Local 22 firefighter’s union. 


Lawncrest the beautiful

Lawncrest celebrated the Fourth of July on Saturday. 


Keeping the faith

Cutbacks by the archdiocese have left a void in Frankford. There are no Catholic churches open in the neighborhood.


Health center to open in NE

A NewCourtland Living Independently for Elders Center will open at Roosevelt Plaza, at Harbison Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.


Enjoying the classics

Rev your engines: The Veterans Home at Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road held a car show for residents on Saturday, June 20. Attendees toured approximately 12 vintage cars that were on display. MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS


Conklin slated to headline Candidates Comedy Night fundraiser

Comedian Joe Conklin, known as “The man of 1,000 voices,” is returning as the comic headliner of the final Stu Bykofsky Candidates’ Comedy Night.


Center stage in Philly

The Philly 4th of July Jam took place on Saturday starring The Roots with special guests Miguel and Jennifer Nettles. They performed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was followed by fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Centenarian celebration

Seventy relatives and friends of Bustleton resident Edith Murphy helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on June 28 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.