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Heartbeats reunion show Jan. 25

One of the Philadelphia area’s most versatile and entertaining dance bands, The Heartbeats, invite party-goers to their 2014 Friends and Family Reunion show on Saturday, Jan. 25, at a brand new Northeast venue.


Gifts of Generosity

Gianna Granato, 6, and her brother Steven Granato, 7, of Bustleton, started raising money for Toys for Tots by making rubber-band bracelets and key chains. They began in October this past year, and were selling in local malls and street stands by November. Every time they raised a sufficient amount of money, they bought toys for kids and contacted a local charity that could use them. Their parents have always encouraged them to help their community with some sort of project. Since the bracelets and key chains have been such a success for them, they would like to keep selling past the holidays and continue donating the money to charities. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Frankford NAC hears zoning concerns

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s zoning panel didn’t support — or oppose — a Edmund Street homeowner’s plans to improve his property on the 4700 block.


Fox Chase UMC violated zoning code with new school

The Fox Chase United Methodist Church violated the city’s zoning code by opening its doors to a private Christian secondary school last fall, according to the leader of a neighborhood civic association.


Fire claims two lives in Far Northeast home

Two men died in a fatal fire in a Far Northeast home Saturday. The men, who were not named, said Capt. Clifford Gilliam, were believed to be a 69-year-old man and his 32-year-old son. 


End of an era

That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.


Dawkins joins Democratic race

Jason Dawkins last week announced he’s a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 179th Legislative District.


Colleagues mourn loss of Parkwood’s Duda

oseph J. Duda Sr., a Parkwood resident and four-term city elections commissioner, died last week. He was 74.


City controller releases jobs plan for the city

City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week released a plan for the city to create 4,400 jobs by partnering with its education and medical anchor institutions to spend more of their money in Philadelphia rather than outside the city.


City controller, district attorney sworn in to four-year terms

City Controller Alan Butkovitz and District Attorney Seth Williams last week took the oath of office for new four-year terms during a ceremony at the Academy of Music.