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Around town: November 12, 2014

Burholme groups collecting food donations

Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

Wissinoming Civic off to a strong start

The new Wissinoming Civic Association won’t be a one-person operation. During the civic group’s third monthly meeting on Oct. 28, residents volunteered to lead nine different projects for the organization, ranging from community outreach efforts to internal management.

Two Frankford parks to be renamed

A couple small Frankford parks could receive new names, and some residents who have been fixing up and maintaining the neighborhood green spaces have chosen to honor local good guys.

Swenson flashes forward

Creativity is going digital at Swenson Arts and Technology High School, thanks to its new WHYY Flash Media Lab. 

A spooky scene

The Mayfair Civic Association last week selected three houses as the winners of its second annual Halloween decoration contest. The winning homes are located on the 3200 block of Friendship St., the 3300 block of Glenview St. and the 2800 block of Fanshawe St. A panel of judges scored the 36 houses that were nominated for the contest.

Red light traffic fines to fund safety improvement projects

Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.

Preying on people’s fear, Ebola scams run rampant

Con artists love scares, and, right now, Ebola is generating panic and fear. 

Pets of the Week: November 5, 2014

Winston is wonderful

No election for Millbrook Civic board members

Millbrook Civic Association board members won’t stand for election at the end of this month. Only the current board members were nominated during the association’s Oct. 28 session at the Calvary Athletic Association.