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Plans to renovate Lackman Rec to be discussed at meeting

The Lackman Rec Center sits on 11.7 acres in Bustleton. It has a pool, a nice one, and ballfields, basketball courts, playground equipment and tennis courts, but City Councilman Brian O’Neill feels it’s underused.


Planning session set for Burholme Park

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will discuss plans for redesigning and renovating the play area in Burholme Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Ryerss Mansion, 401 Cottman Ave. This is the second planning session for this upgrade, and neighbors can review the project’s final plans. For more information, call the councilman’s office at 215-686-3422. ••


Pets of the Week: January 29, 2014

Give Mooney something to smile about


Murt hosts ‘There Ought to Be a Law’ contest for students

In a move to stimulate interest in state government, state Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) is sponsoring a contest entitled “There Ought to Be a Law.”


Methadone clinic foes face court deadline

Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Green-Ceisler is expected to rule soon in an appeal of a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision permitting a methadone clinic along State Road in Holmesburg.


Margolies a no-show at Democratic forum

Three Democrats running in the 13th Congressional District generally agreed on most issues at a forum on Sunday afternoon.


Loss of a Philly icon

People are remembering Tom Gola as the consummate Philadelphian, never forgetting his roots as he enjoyed successful careers in playing and coaching basketball, serving in public office and working in the business world.


‘Legacy Project’ seeks Holocaust survivors

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, located at 10100 Jamison Ave. in the Klein JCC, is inviting the public to support its so-called “Legacy Project.”


Kmart to close in April

The Kmart at 900 Orthodox St. will close by late April, the discount retailer’s parent, Sears Holding Co., announced last week. The company also is shuttering its Center City store at 901-99 Market St. 


H2O is vital

H2O is so important.