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Around Town: April 20, 2016

Science festival starts this weekend

Starting the conversation

A local police officer is donating iPads with communication software to autism support classrooms throughout Philadelphia. 

Plans for Tacony pedestrian route move forward

Tacony’s long-awaited pedestrian and bicycle connection to the Delaware River is taking shape — on paper at least.

Pets of the Week: April 13, 2016

You’ll Fawn all over this beauty

Nelms greets supporters as primary election nears

Fran Nelms, a Democratic candidate in the 170th Legislative District, held a fundraiser last week at O’Mare’s Irish Pub, 10253 Bustleton Ave.

Empty Plate event helps the homeless

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Holy Family University hosted the annual Empty Plate Dinner at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall in Upper Holmesburg last Saturday to benefit local homeless families.

Crime Log: April 13, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

The beat goes on

Whenever the Philadelphia Orchestra presents a concert in Verizon Hall, principal timpanist Don Liuzzi is in his usual place in the percussion section near the rear of the stage.

Attempts to make Boulevard a safer road continue

In case you haven’t heard about it, or worse yet experienced it, Roosevelt Boulevard can become pretty dangerous at times.

Around Town: April 13, 2016

Art competition deadline approaching