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Travel back in time

On a recent Tuesday evening, members of a tour group sat down to dine in a private room at the City Tavern in Old City.


A taste of generosity

Rita’s Italian Ice recently made its ninth annual check presentation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation toward the fight against childhood cancer. Jeff Moody, CEO of Rita’s Italian Ice, presented Liz and Jay Scott— Alex’s parents — with a $300,000 check toward Rita’s Fund of Hope, an endowment that ensures the travel needs of families whose children are battling cancer are met. Families and childhood cancer survivors attended the event, took a tour of Rita’s Cool University and learned how to make Rita’s Italian Ice. 


Residents encouraged to speak up at 15th PDAC meeting

What about us? What do we think about crime in our neighborhoods?


Police Advisory Council to meet Aug. 12

The 7th Police District Advisory Council will sponsor the district’s PSA-1 meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Recreation Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. 


Pets of the Week: August 6, 2014

Save the day by adopting Spiderman


Lone local state House battle features Tomlinson vs. Driscoll

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Northeast is divided into nine districts.


Lawyers ask Pa. Supreme Court to uphold Lynn conviction reversal

The state’s Superior Court was justified in reversing Monsignor William Lynn’s historic child endangerment conviction, the cleric’s lawyers argued in a brief filed last week with the state Supreme Court.


Dead all over

Frankford native pens memoir about his job removing corpses from homes and hospitals.

How did Andrew Meredith ever start making a living hauling dead bodies?


Around town: August 6, 2014

Protestant Home to host concert


Zoning board prolongs Bustleton decision

After a long-delayed hearing on whether a Bustleton businessman may legally make dental retainers in a residentially zoned Haldeman Avenue property, members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided not to decide.