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Around town: September 17, 2014

Get your recycling bins on Saturday


WWII vets to star in one-act play

A one-act play chronicling a day in the lives of two aging World War II veterans will be presented at the Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge.


War of words

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel authors book criticizing the Bush administration.

On Oct. 10, 2002, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel made what he calls “the biggest mistake” of his political career.


Volunteers remove 16 bags of trash during Pennypack Park cleanup

Eleven volunteers braved a rainstorm for the second month in a row to clean up a section of Pennypack Park along Holme Avenue near Nazareth Hospital on Aug. 23.


A swinging success

The Mayfair Playground was recently renovated, including new jungle gyms, swings and sliding boards, as well as a climbing net.

On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.


Residents strongly oppose new restaurant in Frankford

Members of the Frankford Civic Association don’t want a chicken restaurant on the 4700 block of Griscom Street.


Recent robberies a hot topic at Lawncrest Civic meeting

Members of the Lawncrest Community Association recently heard from 2nd Police District officials and a representative of Experience Corps, an affiliate of AARP. The meeting took place on Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Pets of the Week: September 10, 2014

Rocko and Kane need homes!


People: September 10, 2014

Rich Schwendima


New device can allegedly open electronic car locks

A small hand-held device advertised on the Internet can pop some factory-made electronic locks and could be responsible for several car break-ins in Mayfair and Tacony.

Anna’s car was burglarized. So was Sarah’s, and so was Chris’s. But the thieves didn’t use what cops call “the North Philly key,” i.e., a rock, to get into their vehicles.