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‘Prescription for Addiction’ discussed at 7th PDAC meeting

Federal narcotics investigator Jeremiah Daley spoke about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Jeremiah Daley oversees a multimillion-dollar narcotics enforcement agency that reports directly to the White House. Yet, illicit substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana aren’t atop his agenda when he speaks to community groups like the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


Planned Frankford garden gets financial help

Plans to create a garden on the 4600 block of Paul Street got a financial boost. Plans have fallen through to put a sculpture at Womrath Park at Kensington and Frankford avenues, Kimberly Washington told members of the Frankford Parks Group on April 29, so some of the $120,000 budgeted for that could be used for improvements to a lot at Paul and Frankford, said Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.


Philadelphia Police Cadet Program meets weekly

The Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadet Program meets every Saturday at the Philadelphia Police Academy, at 8501 State Road.


Pets of the Week: May 7, 2014

Jake is a sweetheart


Mayfair Business Association announces upcoming events

The Mayfair Business Association is working with other community groups on a couple of events scheduled for later this month.


Lynne Abraham endorses Leach in primary

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham has endorsed state Sen. Daylin Leach in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary.


In loving memory

Never forgotten: Verizon recently donated $8,750 to the Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund. The check presentation took place at Boyle Playground, named in memory of the slain officer. Pictured are (from left) City Councilman Brian O’Neill; Pat Boyle, Danny’s father; Frank Buzydlowski, Verizon’s director of government relations; and state Rep. Brendan Boyle. ••


Hometown harmony

Sarah Boxmeyer, who grew up on Friendship Street in Mayfair, is the only Philadelphian in this year’s graduating class at the Curtis Institute of Music.

When Sarah Boxmeyer was 5, she saw a one-man band. One of the instruments he was playing was an accordion, and she was hooked. 


Franklin Mills roads will receive $1.5 million upgrade

Potholes in Franklin Mills’ driveways and parking lots generate a lot of neighborhood complaints, according to talk last week at the Millbrook Civic Association’s meeting at Calvary Athletic Association on Deerpath Lane.


The cost of kindergarten

Even if early education pays, should the state foot the bill?