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Controversial methadone clinic set to open in Holmesburg

The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.


A celebration of the ages

May was Older Americans Month — an annual opportunity to recognize senior citizens across the country while continuing to create a better quality of life for the elderly population — and it was capped off with a celebration for the oldest residents of the community.


Career day at Crossan

A lesson from the pros: State parole agents Tom Wines and Lauren Jude-Alston addressed students at a recent career day at Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School in Burholme. Dana Raynor, a Beneficial Bank employee, also spoke to students during career day. Raynor distributed bookmarks and journals to students. •• PHOTOS BY TOM WARING


Cahn to deliver keynote address at conference

LuAnn Cahn, award-winning television journalist, author and breast cancer survivor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 66th annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. The event will be held from June 6 to 8 at the Wyndham Hotel, Fourth and Arch streets.


Around town: June 4, 2014

Orleans open house is June 14


Adcock promises to donate salary to charity

Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.


Tartaglione overcomes efforts of Local 98

Danny Savage and Tomas Sanchez weren’t the only challenges confronting Tina Tartaglione in last week’s Democratic primary for her Pennsylvania Senate seat. Tartaglione’s obstacles also included her legendary political family’s past as well as a growing force considered by many as the city’s political future.


To the rescue…

PAWS is opening a new location in the Northeast that offers an adoption center and a wellness clinic.

Imagine a place where you can go to find the perfect pet to add to your family. Or how great would it be to find a place to take your buddy so he or she can get everything needed to stay healthy.


Pets of the Week: May 28, 2014

Jimmy needs a new best friend


Parkwood features farmers market each Saturday

Parkwood resident Ben Bergman told residents about the farmer’s market that will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.