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Residents of the Philadelphia Protestant Home attended a health symposium on March 28. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Give Kids Sight Day provides eye screenings, glasses

Dealing with poor eyesight can be a challenge for many kids without health insurance. Not realizing they have bad vision can lead to frustration and difficulties at school.


First Pennypack Park cleanup of the year is a success

Sixty-three volunteers emerged from winter hibernation to take part in the Friends of Pennypack Park’s first monthly park cleanup of the year on March 22, removing 86 bags of debris from the park, along with large discarded items.


Dangers of juvenile crime topic of Stakeholders meeting

Juveniles as young as 15 years old can get themselves deep in grown-up trouble in Pennsylvania and find themselves in prison for life, according to Deputy District Attorney George D. Mosee Jr.


Cops advise seniors to watch out for scammers

There are probably unlimited ways to rile up your neighbors. Here’s a new one:


Community organizations can expect changes in zoning procedures

How and when community organizations find out about local zoning issues, and how much they find out is changing. 


City unveils controversial plan to redeploy paramedics

Philadelphia’s Civil Service Commission has paved the way for a Nutter administration plan to halve the number of paramedics serving on each of the fire department’s 50 medic units, despite vehement objections from leaders of the city’s firefighters and paramedics union.


A centenarian celebration

Golden years: Rose DeMucci celebrates her 100th birthday at Wesley Enhanced Living on March 28. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Burholme community group sponsors children’s contest

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association is sponsoring a writing and drawing contest for children in kindergarten through eighth grades.


Benefit to be held April 26

A benefit is being planned for Jim Straub, a Mayfair native and Father Judge High School graduate who died of a brain tumor in January. The benefit will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Ephrem Parish Hall, at 5340 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem.