A ceremony at Roosevelt Playground was held on Saturday to retire an American flag that was tattered by Superstorm Sandy. The ashes of the old flag were buried. ••
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Anthony Faranca is the new general manager of Parx Casino. Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner and operator of the Bensalem gaming complex, made the announcement.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.
Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts.
A crowd of around 300 was at Abraham Lincoln High School on July 16 to protest proposed methadone clinic.
National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.
The Philadelphia Fire Department on Monday began accepting applications for new firefighters. The application deadline ends on Aug. 23.
Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.