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Navigating the World Cup

Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”


Lawncrest Recreation Center hosts peace rally

Capt. Frank Palumbo looked at the kids playing basketball at the Lawncrest Recreation Center. 


Increased crime a hot topic at Frankford Civic Association meeting

Some residents who live around the intersection of Worth and Orthodox streets want to talk to police about loitering, drug sales and prostitution in their neighborhood.


Hurricane response planning discussed at meeting

Mark Twain, who had more of his own oneliners than Henny Youngman ever would, famously quoted his friend essayist Charles Dudley Warner, that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. On Tuesday, some people gave it a try.


GWHS officer’s cause of death was heart disease

A Philadelphia School District police officer who was found unconscious in a Washington High bathroom last week died of severe coronary heart disease, according to the Montgomery County coroner.


Gibbons PAL Center looks for a new home

This is one of those good news-bad news stories.


Founder of Sunshine Foundation dies at 78

A memorial service was planned for Wednesday for Bill Sample, a former Northeast resident and founder of the Sunshine Foundation, who died last week.


A family exploration

The Fernandes family in Somerton now has 12 graduates from La Salle University.

Somerton’s Cecilia Fernandes recently became the 12th member of her family to graduate from La Salle University.


Daniel Sweeney Day fundraiser is June 22

The memory of fallen firefighter and former Fox Chase resident Daniel Sweeney will be honored in the third annual Daniel Sweeney Day, featuring a day-long softball tournament, at Fox Chase Recreation Center on June 22. Proceeds will benefit the Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.


Corbett criticizes Obama’s plan to combat global warming

Gov. Tom Corbett last week released a statement criticizing President Barack Obama’s proposed plan to combat global warming, contending it will lead to a massive tax hike on the Pennsylvania coal industry.