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Sabatina running again, faces primary challenge

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. on Monday announced he’s running for a four-year term at Teamsters Local 107, at 12275 Townsend Road.


Philadelphia fire deaths reach all-time low in 2015

Fewer fire deaths occurred in Philadelphia in 2015 than any calendar year in the city’s recorded history, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer announced earlier this month.


New executive board announced

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council announced the installation of a new executive board on Jan. 12 during the group’s monthly meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. The group also recognized Lynn and Larry Genetti for their many years of service as PDAC leaders.


A growing necessity

Good things are right around the corner in Wissinoming, thanks to plans for a new shopping center. 


Future of Liddonfield site, tractor-trailers discussed

An agreement to redevelop the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project may be imminent according to state Rep. Mike Driscoll and leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association, who made that announcement during the community group’s monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall.



BVM receives donation

Verizon last week made a $5,000 donation to Maternity BVM School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave.


Around Town: January 27, 2016

Free haircuts for homeless


7th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

The 7th Police District Advisory Council recognized three Officers of the Month during the group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 21. Sgt. Richard Crawford and Officers Joseph Campbell and Shawn Oechsle captured a fleeing bank robbery suspect on Dec. 21 in Rhawnhurst.


Pets of the Week: January 27, 2016

Everyone loves Baby Cakes