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Strength in the community

Jack Costello Boxing Gym opened in 1996 and continues to thrive today. The non-profit operation provides physical training, mental development and emotional support.  

Raising awareness

Emma Costick, 10, plans fundraiser to fight mitochondrial disease on behalf of Northeast’s Nick Gorski.  

Philly Spring Cleanup to be held April 11

Glen Foerd on the Delaware will take part in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11, and invites the public to join in the effort.

Pets of the Week: April 8, 2015

Maltese Logan is a lovebug

Orleans Tech changes name

Orleans Technical Institute held a ceremony to change its name to Orleans Technical College on March 30. 

Mayoral forum scheduled for Friday

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association will sponsor a mayoral forum on Friday, April 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St.

Helping some furry friends

Author Daniel Kaye donated all proceeds from his children’s book, Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab, to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. He presented a $1,000 check to PAWS employee Maria Decker on April 1. For information, visit phillypaws.org.

Embracing a ‘City of Champions’

Mayor Michael Nutter last week cut a ribbon unveiling a “City of Champions” mural on an exterior wall at Spike’s Trophies, home to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Bustleton family dedicates park bench to creek victim

After they dedicated a park bench in Brandon Boyle’s memory on Saturday, his parents renewed their pleas for the demolition of a Pennypack Creek dam.   

Around town: April 8, 2015

St. Luke’s holding flea market on Saturday