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Frankford street gets slammed by storm

Clap, boom, crack, thud, crash! Those were just a handful of the many sounds residents of Akron Street in Frankford heard one evening last week when Mother Nature decided to turn their neighborhood into an Olympic-sized game of pick-up sticks.

Firefighters volunteer to help fallen colleague’s family

A generous businessman and a bunch of off-duty firefighters last week teamed up to help the family of fallen Fire Battalion Chief Michael Goodwin.

The cookie crumbles

The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good. 

City pools now open for summer

As of July 1, all city-operated pools will have been opened for the summer season following a two-week kickoff program. Pools are now open at numerous Northeast Philadelphia recreation centers and public facilities including Max Myers, Fox Chase, Vogt, Lincoln High, Simpson, Jardel, American Legion park in Tacony, Lawncrest, Mitchell, Jacobs and Houseman.

Boyle pushes for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.

Around town: July 1, 2015

Checkpoints set up over holiday weekend

Ten-year-old donates $2,500 to the Center for Autism

Santino Stagliano, a 10-year-old from South Philadelphia, recently donated $2,500 to The Center for Autism, 2801 Grant Ave.

Pets of the Week: June 24, 2015

Happy Ivy is always smiling  

Officers honored in 7th district

Philadelphia police Officers Joseph O’Reilly and Pablo Rivera are the latest Officers of the Month in the 7th district.

The next crusade

Father Judge president Rev. Joseph Campellone has stepped down to undertake a national study of Catholic education.