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Generous readers make holiday fund a success

It’s Christmas week, and the Times would like to thank all of the people who have contributed to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.


Civic group mulls joining anti-billboard battle

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association may join the effort to restrict the proliferation of digital billboards and their conventional counterparts, static billboards, throughout the city. The group may also take a stand against a proposal to post more advertising on the city’s unused public school buildings.


City making plans to partly remove Pennypack dam

A Pennypack Creek dam where a local teen died in July will be lowered by several feet, eliminating the swimming hole that has long attracted kids.


Bustleton group backs Evans Street variance

A plan to build a couple of houses on an Evans Street property where just one now stands got the backing of Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week. However, it was far from unanimous support, and the property’s owners still need an OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Around town: December 25, 2013

Cyber classmates meet in the Northeast


7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Your cough can indicate a variety of things

As a family medicine specialist, this is a question I am frequently asked. A cough is an involuntary reflex that comes from our brain when our brain senses that we need to clear out our airway (the tube that leads from our mouth to our lungs). But still, why? This can be one of many reasons. 


Winterize your driving strategy

Winter begins this Saturday, and that means only one thing.


‘We need tax fairness’

We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.


Special concerts will make it a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas

A special concert of rock ’n’ roll Christmas songs will be presented this Saturday and Sunday at Settlement Music School, 3745 Clarendon Ave.