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Volunteer registration for World Meeting of Families is open

Online volunteer registration for the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia 2015 is open to the public. With more than 10,000 volunteers needed for the World Meeting of Families Congress from Sept. 22 to 25 and the papal visit from Sept. 26 to 27, people ages 18 and older can register to volunteer at worldmeeting2015.volunteerhub.com for the opportunity to play a crucial role in this once-in-a-lifetime event.


Turn the page

Manor College recently held its 30 Days for Literacy Book Drive. All books collected were donated to local schools and child care centers.


Temple University Health opens urgent care facility on Cottman Avenue

Temple University Health System recently opened its latest Temple ReadyCare urgent care facility at 2118 Cottman Ave. (near Horrocks Street).


Taylor targeting scrap metal thieves

Responding to the ongoing problem of scrap metal theft, state Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will introduce legislation to create a statewide scrap metal transaction database.


Taubenberger bids farewell to Chamber of Commerce

After spending 23 years as president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Al Taubenberger said goodbye during an event on Monday night at Canstatter’s. He received a standing ovation from friends and colleagues, including former City Councilmen Jack Kelly and Dan McElhatton, PECO Energy’s Ed McBride, PNC Bank’s Frank Porrazza, educator and lawyer Ruth Horwitz and former Frankford Hospital executive John B. Neff. 


Saddle up

Members of the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Bell’s Corner showcased their skills and earned a large haul of blue ribbons during the Pegasus Horse Show on Sunday.


Road of Remembrance

Verree Road from Kendrick Street to Rhawn Street will be known as the Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Highway.   


Race for the Cure is this Sunday

The 25th Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Mother’s Day at Eakins Oval/the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Pets of the Week: May 6, 2015

Henry is a happy fellow 


Once upon a time…

Ann Hornbach is changing the way people think about libraries. She was recently rewarded for her work at the city’s Torresdale branch.