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Gunpoint robberies reported in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino, commander of the 7th Police District, on Sept. 25 encouraged members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League to call 911 when they see trouble and to keep calling.


Growing their credit

The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.


Former NE Community Center could become a child daycare

The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.


Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.


Drug problem is growing in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.


Cut for the Cure fundraiser is Oct. 13

The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.


City changes trash set-out times

You can put your trash out as early as 5 p.m. and not be subject to fines.


Catfish wraps

Autumn is officially here. I’ve heard and seen honking geese in “V” formation flying south. Even if you don’t listen to KYW in the morning, there’s that chill in the air and you know it’s time to get out your sweater or jacket. Last week, I took a brisk, morning walk outside with my sweater wrapped tightly around me. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner and it hit me – Catfish Wraps. These catfish are really good bundled up with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onions and black olives and wrapped in soft whole wheat tortillas.


Casino to host charity run

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.


AVI property assessment appeals deadline is Oct. 7

Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue.