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Aria, Jefferson Health executives confirm merger

“This is not a consolidation. This is really a shared community governance model.” — Dr. Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Jefferson Health

Heatline can help those in danger from excessive heat

Due to an Excessive Heat Warning, the PCA Heatline will operate today, Thursday, July 7, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight and on Friday, July 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This continues an activation begun July 6.

Wissinoming to launch town watch

Community activists in Wissinoming will soon have another outlet for their public service. Two years after the Wissinoming Civic Association resumed its monthly meetings, neighbors are now forming the Wissinoming Town Watch in an effort to suppress local crime.

Wave that flag

About a year ago, Philadelphia’s City Council challenged its constituents to commemorate the history and symbolism of the American flag by displaying 10,000 “stars and stripes” throughout the city. The Mayfair Civic Association is trying its best to do its part.

Water Department plans construction work in Holmesburg

Hailey Stern, of the public affairs division of the Philadelphia Water Department, told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that the utility is planning a construction project in the street and on the sidewalk.

SEPTA moves to keyless fares

SEPTA began its transition to a contactless card-based fare system on June 13 when it launched the SEPTA Key Early Adopter pilot program.

Religious Events: July 6, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.

Picture this: Filmmaker, 14, receives accolades for her work

Photographer/filmmaker Aniya Wolfe, a 14-year-old from Rhawnhurst, recently received the 2016 Just 4 U Kids KiddiePreneur, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Award.

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame names 13th class

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on June 23 announced its 13th class during a news conference at the Hilton on City Line Avenue. Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker was emcee for the announcement. The Hall of Fame is based at Spike’s, a trophy and awards shop at 2701 Grant Ave.

Pets of the Week: July 6, 2016

Sonic booms with personality