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Stay safe in the winter

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers urges all Philadelphians to practice important safety tips during the impending winter and to be more vigilant with their fire safety efforts and awareness.


Solomon makes House candidacy official

Jared Solomon said he is running for the state legislature, in part, to improve the look of the Castor, Bustleton and Rising Sun avenue commercial corridors.


The Santa Diet

When he visits your house on Christmas Eve, don’t disappoint that man in the red suit and white beard. A batch or two of homemade cookies is a sure way to share the jollies of the jingle-bell season. After all, a journey of about 3,400 miles, as the reindeer fly, is worthy of a special treat. Everyone loves Christmas cookies, especially the original, jolly, Jelly Belly. But he does get some cookie consumption competition at my house around holiday time.


Residents should ignore letters from BRT that were sent out in error

The Board of Revision of Taxes has sent out a couple of thousand letters to property owners who are appealing their new assessments, advising them their 2014 taxes will actually be lower than they are this year. Given that fact, the BRT asks the letter’s recipients if they would consider withdrawing their assessment appeals.


Recycle old appliances

PECO customers have recycled more than 35,000 energy-guzzling refrigerators and freezers through PECO Smart Appliance Recycling, helping the state of Pennsylvania reach a total of 200,000 recycled appliances during the last five years, the utility announced recently


Rally for schools Dec. 12

There will be an anti-school spending cuts rally at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bustleton and Cottman avenues.


Police paying close attention to neigborhood nuisances

Authorities are cracking down on a few properties that have become neighborhood nuisances, said Pete Specos, the Frankford Civic Association’s president.


Pets of the Week: December 11, 2013

Be Scrappy’s new friend


Local man holds cancer benefit for his wife at Sweeney’s Saloon in Somerton

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.


Little Flower HS remembers Lacey Gallagher

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls recently retired the No. 13 soccer jersey worn by Lacey Gallagher, who died in a car accident in 2007 following her senior prom.