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Voters to choose new 174th rep on Tuesday

Philadelphians are used to voting in spring primaries and fall general elections, but residents of the 174th Legislative District will be casting ballots on what will probably be a warm summer day.


Torresdale Library reopens after air conditioner issue

Officially, the Torresdale Branch Library closed without warning on July 7, but regular visitors to the popular community destination probably had a feeling it was going to happen.


Sports Briefs: August 5, 2015

Academy Sabres looking for players


SEPTA smooths rift with Frankford neighbors

A clash between Frankford community leaders and SEPTA over the agency’s planned construction of a new $12 million control center and a $9.7-million district office near the Frankford Terminal eased last Thursday when agency officials said they would help bring a new supermarket to the neighborhood.


Sabatina supports legislation that will prohibit organ transplant discrimination

The family behind New Jersey’s landmark “Amelia’s Law” last Friday joined state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. to promote his effort to pass similar legislation in Pennsylvania.


Sabatina supports bonus program for veterans

State Sen. John Sabatina has joined Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in calling for the state Senate to reconvene to preserve a bonus program for veterans that will expire before the next scheduled session day.


A proud salute

Jim Long, a 2011 Father Judge graduate, was commissioned as a second lieutenant during a ceremony on Saturday. 


Pets of the Week: August 5, 2015

Jax loves belly rubs


Peace of mind

People seem to know a lot about various medical conditions nowadays, and it’s not just because the medical community is doing a better job at explaining them to their patients.


New bill would require more secure Medicare cards

Congressman Brendan Boyle joined a bipartisan coalition on July 28 to introduce the Medicare Common Access Card Act (H.R. 3220), a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to initiate a smart card pilot program and issue new, more secure Medicare cards to select participants.