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Around town: July 8, 2015

Special service at Tacony church


8th Police District awards honorees at meeting

The 8th Police District recognized Officer Joseph Kolodi as Officer of the Month and handed out a civilian award during a recent meeting of the district’s community advisory board.


Roosevelt Mall flea market returns this Sunday

After an absence of almost 12 years, the Roosevelt Mall Flea Market is returning every Sunday, starting July 5.


Play time

Crossan Elementary School, 7350 Bingham St., recently held an end-of-year Play Day in its schoolyard. There were games and interactive activities for the students. 


Pets of the Week: July 1, 2015

Miranda is a very playful pup


Lawncrest announces Fourth of July festivities

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 100th anniversary this year, with the theme being “A Century of Tradition.”


Kenney, Sestak react to same-sex marriage ruling

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak supported last Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.


Frankford street gets slammed by storm

Clap, boom, crack, thud, crash! Those were just a handful of the many sounds residents of Akron Street in Frankford heard one evening last week when Mother Nature decided to turn their neighborhood into an Olympic-sized game of pick-up sticks.


Firefighters volunteer to help fallen colleague’s family

A generous businessman and a bunch of off-duty firefighters last week teamed up to help the family of fallen Fire Battalion Chief Michael Goodwin.


The cookie crumbles

The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good.