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Parade to show off Philadelphia’s diversity

The 2016 Philadelphia Mummers Parade steps off on Friday with a new Philadelphia Division designed to reflect the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity.


PA CareerLink on Red Lion Road closing its doors

On Thursday, the PA CareerLink center located at 3210 Red Lion Road will close. 


Nelms hits campaign trail for 170th Legislative District seat

The campaign in the 170th Legislative District is starting to take shape.


A look back: 2015

It’s not every year that a pope comes to visit the Northeast.


Literacy commission seeks volunteers for agency

Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown, assistant director of communications for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, encouraged members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association to volunteer for the agency. Sharpe-Brown spoke at the Dec. 21 meeting. The commission’s motto is “Because Adult Learning Works.”


Kenney looking for fire commish

In a statement, Mayor-elect Jim Kenney last week announced that his transition team has been conducting a national search to identify commissioners for the prison system, fire department and human services department.


Judge names new president

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future have appointed Brian Patrick King as the next president of Father Judge High School, effective Jan 1.


Community helps replace stolen gifts

Mere days before what was shaping up to be a plentiful holiday celebration, a Tacony family found out that the Grinch Who Stole Christmas isn’t just a fairy tale. But after a burglar made off with their Christmas gifts, officers from the 15th Police District demonstrated what the holiday spirit really is about.


Christmas Decorating Contest winners announced

A record number of more than 140 homes and businesses were nominated for the third annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest this year. Twelve judges, representing the 12 days of Christmas, toured the neighborhood from Dec. 15 to 20, grading each display on a scale of one to 12, with 12 being the ultimate decorations and one being the equivalent of a single window cling-on. Winners were announced on Dec. 21.