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Farm bill will help healthy initiatives

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a $956.4 billion farm bill that includes money that Rep. Allyson Schwartz secured for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative to bring jobs and affordable food retail options to urban and rural communities.


Community groups face new city registration requirement

Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.


Cancer Center van to visit Rep. Sabatina’s office next month

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van will visit the district office of state Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m.


Bustleton Civic says farewell to 7th Police District captain

Capt. Joseph Zaffino is retiring on Feb. 28 after more than 32 years on the police force.

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week supported, opposed and tied on neighborhood zoning questions, heard about the temporary closing of a local firehouse and said goodbye to the commander of the 7th Police District.


Around town: February 5, 2014

Nazareth Hospital to host lood-pressure screenings


15th PDAC offers anti-burglary tips at meeting

That window air conditioner you turned off but didn’t put away after the weather turned cool might let in more than a draft. A burglar could just push it in, crawl into your home and walk out with your stuff.


Pelbano Rec Center vending machine bandit sought by police

A man broke open a vending machine inside the Pelbano Recreation Center early this week, but it wasn’t to satisfy his sweet tooth.


Officer shoots, kills robbery suspect in Oxford Circle

A respected foot beat officer from the 2nd Police District shot and killed a suspected robber who allegedly assaulted him on an Oxford Circle street Tuesday afternoon.


Arkoosh raises $203K, has more than $643,000 cash on hand

Dr. Val Arkoosh raised more than $935,000 in 2013 for her congressional campaign.


A tribute to one of their own

In loving memory: The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush held a dance festival benefitting a college fund named in memory of Jackie Park, a Rush graduate who was fatally struck by a car in 2012. The dance festival featured works choreographed solely by students. They wrote scripts for a few short monologues that were intertwined with dance performances. Some types of dances included ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA