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City controller wants school district art out of storage

The city controller wants the Philadelphia school district to take its large collection of art out of storage and display it somewhere, which is something a spokesman said the schools are working on.


Bustleton Ave. businesses create new group

The owners and operators of Bustleton Avenue businesses have organized, according to Sandi King of the city’s Commerce Department. And the goal of the new group, its president said, is to help its members prosper, grow and, most important, stay in Philly.


Around town: September 3, 2014

Amateur bouts set for Sept. 5


I-95 night lane closures scheduled in Northeast Philadelphia

PennDOT will close I-95’s northbound and southbound lanes in the Northeast next week for road work.


Free haircuts available this weekend

Free is good, and Nafisah Lewis, the coordinator of Northeast EPIC Stakeholders, has lined up free haircuts for girls in third through seventh grades.


Views of Harrison’s Folly

New images come to light of a most unusual 19th-century Northeast mansion.

“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872


Rhawn Street to be closed for repairs Thursday, Friday

Rhawn Street from Bustleton Avenue to Large Street will be closed from 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, to noon on Friday, Aug. 29, for street restoration, said Streets Commissioner David J. Perri.


Postal Service delivers scam reimbursements

Not snow jobs, or cheats or darkened hearts can keep the U.S. Postal Service from its appointed task. And last week, part of the postal service’s daily duty of delivering the mail included bringing reimbursement checks to the homes of people scammed in wide-ranging frauds that cost them millions.


Pet of the Week: August 27, 2014

Come try on Fedora


Ner Zedek to host ‘Broadway Sings’

Labor Day is just a few days away, and that means the Congregations of Ner Zedek will be packed with fans of Broadway music.