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Frankford NAC approves pizza shop sign

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee voted to not oppose a pizza shop’s application for a zoning variance that would allow an illuminated sign at Torresdale Avenue and Anchor Street.


Coats will be donated to needy children

Truckloads of new winter coats that will be given to needy area children arrived at the YMCA on Knights Road Monday morning. 


Around town: October 15, 2014

Animal rescue holding fundraiser


Additional police will be dispersed throughout 15th district neighborhoods

Frankford isn’t the only neighborhood that will benefit from the recent assignment of 30 new police officers to the 15th Police District. 


Safety first

A fire drill was held in Somerton last week to increase fire safety awareness.

Engine 58 and Ladder 34 rushed down the 15000 block of Kovats Drive early Wednesday evening and firefighters went right to work.


A tragic farewell

Friends, colleagues and family described David Kedra as the prototypical Pennsylvania State Police trooper — an alpha personality, hard-working, goal-oriented, physically strong, often quiet on the outside, but charismatically confident once you got to know him.


Stronger police presence throughout 15th District

There are 30 additional police officers in the 15th District, according to Capt. John McCloskey, including more foot patrols along Frankford Avenue.

Capt. John McCloskey is happy he’s got 30 more cops to patrol his busy 15th District, but he said he could be happier. The 15th’s commander said he could always use more manpower and more cars.


Somerton church helps educate about Ebola in Africa

The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.



Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.