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A spooky scene

The Mayfair Civic Association last week selected three houses as the winners of its second annual Halloween decoration contest. The winning homes are located on the 3200 block of Friendship St., the 3300 block of Glenview St. and the 2800 block of Fanshawe St. A panel of judges scored the 36 houses that were nominated for the contest.

Red light traffic fines to fund safety improvement projects

Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.

Preying on people’s fear, Ebola scams run rampant

Con artists love scares, and, right now, Ebola is generating panic and fear. 

Pets of the Week: November 5, 2014

Winston is wonderful

No election for Millbrook Civic board members

Millbrook Civic Association board members won’t stand for election at the end of this month. Only the current board members were nominated during the association’s Oct. 28 session at the Calvary Athletic Association. 

New bill requires database of vacant properties

There are dangers in the city’s large, dark, empty places, and City Council last week passed a measure that will make them safer, especially for firefighters. The key to that increased safety is information.

Local athlete wins at Senior Games

Somerton resident Anne Kalanty won three gold medals at the recent Pennsylvania Senior Games, held in Hershey. Kalanty, 85, finished in first place in three tennis categories. By winning, she earned a bid to the National Senior Games, to be held in July 2015. 

A lesson in care

The 30 teachers at St. Christopher School in Somerton continued an annual tradition by donating baby items to support mothers and babies at the Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies in Bensalem.

Legislation would aid those with intellectual disabilities

Representatives lobby for support for legislation that would require the state to match federal funding to prepare those with intellectual disabilities for employment.  

Large marijuana stash found in Frankford store

There’s less marijuana in Frankford. More than 38 pounds less.