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Rhawnhurst Civic rejects proposed grocery store

A landlord’s effort to open a grocery store inside a twin house on Bustleton Avenue ran into a roadblock on Jan. 27 as members of the Rhawnhurst Civic Association voted unanimously to oppose the plan.

Pets of the Week: February 3, 2016

Need a date? Go Dutch

Mayor Kenney to answer readers’ questions

As part of an ongoing effort to increase government accessibility, Mayor Jim Kenney will expand the #AskKenney Twitter chats across several different mediums, answering Philadelphians’ questions on television, radio and in neighborhood newspapers every month.

Major expansion possible at Immaculate Mary Home

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia had no problem finding potential buyers when in August 2013 it announced its intention to sell its seven nursing and assisted living homes, including the Immaculate Mary Home in Holme Circle. Some 30 companies reportedly placed initial bids on the properties, with Center Management Group of Flushing, New York, emerging as the successful bidder 19 months ago.

Judge celebrates its new Crusader

Brian King has been president of Father Judge High School since Jan. 1, and the Judge community celebrated its new leader last week with a Mass that also celebrated the feast of St. Francis de Sales.

Immigration attorney seeks Democratic nomination

Northwood’s Joe Hohenstein last week announced he’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the 177th Legislative District.

Holy Family to host special screening of film depicting Catholicism in Philadelphia

Executive producer Sam Katz believes viewers will enjoy Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia, which will have a special screening next week at Holy Family University.

Former rep of city’s Commerce Department dies at 74

Michael A. “Mike” Kowalski, a former representative of the city’s Commerce Department under two mayors and longtime Northeast Philadelphia resident, died on Jan. 22 following a lengthy illness. 

Former Nabisco bakery may be sold and demolished

The former Nabisco bakery on Roosevelt Boulevard may soon be sold and largely demolished to make room for retail and industrial development, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Business Journal last Thursday.

First-year reflection

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack discusses his inaugural year in office.