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Feeding the soul

Aid For Friends celebrates 40 years of providing food and friendship to those in need.

Back in 1974, Steve Schiavone’s mom, Rita, was a volunteer social worker at the Frankford Y when she started helping 11 homebound people with meals.


Father Judge alum donates $2.5 million

Patrick S. McGonigal, Father Judge class of 1981, donated $2.5 million to his alma mater during a Mass on Saturday in the school auditorium to celebrate Judge’s 60th anniversary.


Donate clothes to Bustleton Bengals on Saturday

The Bustleton Bengals will be collecting unwanted clothing for the needy during Homecoming football games on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hayes Playground, President Street and Conwell Avenue.


Deadline approaches for vote registry

The deadline is Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.


Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.


Cigarette tax goes into effect today

The cost of a pack of cigarettes is now two dollars higher.


Car crashes into building on Academy Road

An automobile smashed into the wall of an apartment building on the 9900 block of Academy Road on Tuesday morning, causing extensive damage. Police said a woman driving a vehicle in the parking lot sometime around 11 a.m. pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake, hitting another vehicle and driving it into the wall, causing a large hole. The second car was unoccupied. The driver and her passenger complained of minor injuries and were treated at Aria Health Torresdale.


Business group aims to improve Castor Gardens

The newly formed Take Back Your Neighborhood Business Association held its first meeting on Sunday afternoon at an office at 6601 Rutland St.


Bank donates money to Fox Chase School’s math program

State Rep. Kevin Boyle and officials from Fox Chase Bank visited Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 19 to deliver some good news.


Around town: October 1, 2014

Bariatric information session