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Leaving a legacy

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) last week presented retiring Tony’s Place owner Joe Mallamaci with a City of Philadelphia citation.

Investigators find possible cause of fire

A wood-burning stove or heater may have caused last month’s six-alarm blaze in Frankford.

Cohen challenges Solomon’s nominating petitions

State Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd dist.) has challenged the nominating petitions of primary opponent Jared Solomon.

‘Coffee with a Cop’ events scheduled at four Northeast locations

Police districts in the Northeast will host a series of “Coffee with a Cop” open house events in the coming days, including three sessions Friday, March 4, at separate locations.

Chapman, St. Katherine team up

Helping hands: Chapman Auto Stores and its principals, Randy and Michael Chapman, presented a check for $50,000 to the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia to help low-income students in Philadelphia. The event took place at St. Katherine of Siena on Feb. 25. 

Bustleton residents question parties at nightclub

The Greater Bustleton Civic League wants to know why a local veterans organization seems to be operating a de facto nightclub that hosts parties for hundreds of walk-in patrons several nights and early mornings each week.

Businesses hit with health code violations

Two Northeast Philadelphia businesses were among about a dozen eateries and food retailers shut down by the city’s Health Department last month after inspectors allegedly found serious health code violations at the locations.

Around Town: March 2, 2016

Judge open house is March 10

Stack, Sabatina applaud direct sea commerce agreement

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) last week joined Gov. Tom Wolf and other elected officials in praising the start-up of direct sea commerce between the Port of Philadelphia and the Mexican ports of Veracruz and Altamira.