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Public officials encourage funding for roadways

Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell joined U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle at a Roosevelt Boulevard intersection on Oct. 12 to issue a public demand for Congress’ renewal of federal funding for the nation’s road, bridges and transit systems.

Pets of the Week: October 21, 2015

Middle-age boy seeks love

Panepinto promises to be an independent judge

Paul Panepinto, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge, is calling on voters to elect him as an independent to Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Officers honored for community service

Three officers from the 2nd Police District were presented with Community Service Awards during the monthly meeting of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council on Oct. 13.

O’Brien campaign focuses on autism, police advocacy

If timing is everything in politics, Dennis O’Brien must have an atomic clock inside his head.

Free eye screenings offered to uninsured children

All uninsured and underinsured children can receive free eye screenings and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Wills Eye Hospital. All children 17 and under will be examined on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. No insurance or appointments are necessary.

East Torresdale seeks people who love their park

A leader of the newly formed Friends of Pleasant Hill Park has asked area residents to participate in Love Your Park Day on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event was one of many upcoming public activities discussed at the monthly meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association on Oct. 12.

Burglaries decline throughout 7th Police District

A little public awareness can go a long way in the crime-fighting business. That’s the message Philadelphia Police Capt. Mike Gormley delivered to members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch last Wednesday night.

Bull Shooters Saloon plans to add guest rooms

There could soon be fewer bar stools and a few more hotel rooms at the corner of Bustleton and Philmont avenues after neighbors approved a zoning application for Bull Shooters Saloon during the Somerton Civic Association’s monthly meeting on Oct. 13.

Around Town: October 21, 2015

See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section.